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Afghanistan timeline October 2003

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October 31, 2003

October 30, 2003

October 29, 2003

October 28, 2003

October 27, 2003

  • In attempts to prevent the movement of foreign terrorists into Pakistan, the Pakistan army established over 100 check-posts along the border with Afghanistan, and established a system of intelligence, patrols, and inspections in the tribal areas.
  • Rebels ambushed a U.S. convoy near Orgun-E in Paktika province, Afghanistan, injuring three soldiers.

October 26, 2003

October 25, 2003

October 24, 2003

October 23, 2003

October 22, 2003

October 21, 2003

  • The Afghan government confirmed that former Taliban Foreign Minister Wakil Ahmad Mutawakil had been released from U.S. custody at Bagram Air Base. Taliban leadership promptly denounced Mutawakil.
  • Pakistani border security force arrested Afghan Commander Nizamuddin and two soldiers who had crossed into Pakistan illegally.
  • Pakistan began constructing a 40 kilometer wall along the Afghan border without seeking permission from the government of Hamid Karzai.

October 20, 2003

  • Outside a United Nations office in Kabul, hundreds of dismissed Afghan military personnel and army officers protested, demanding back jobs and income lost during reforms of the Defense Ministry. The reforms were aimed at making the ministry more ethnically balanced, to encourage opposition factions to lay down their arms to bring peace to the nation. To date, 20,000 of 50,000 scheduled had already been dismissed since the beginning of 2003.
  • In Helmand province, Afghanistan, two Afghan military intelligence agents were killed and three others wounded when their pickup truck hit a landmine.
  • In Kunar province, Afghanistan, a bomb blew up a pickup truck killing four people.
  • Over forty Afghan children, mostly from Baghlan province, who were illegally trafficked to Saudi Arabia over recent years, were repatriated to Kabul. They would reside in an orphanage run by the Afghan Social Affairs Ministry until their families could be located.
  • In Kabul, the MMRD and the Embassy of Japan hosted a Ogata Initiative workshop to define goals for the next phase of the Initiative.

October 19, 2003

October 18, 2003

  • On a road linking Khost province with Gardez province, a group of 50 Taliban men whipped drivers without beards, confiscated music cassettes from vehicles and passengers, and distributed pamphlets warning of harsh penalties.

October 16, 2003

October 15, 2003

  • Afghan forces and suspected Taliban forces engaged in fighting in central Afghanistan.

October 14, 2003

  • In the Bakwa district of Farah province, Afghanistan, unknown gunmen wearing uniforms of government security forces opened fire on travelers along a highway, killing seven people and injuring two others. The gunmen robbed the travelers.

October 13, 2003

October 12, 2003

October 11, 2003

October 10, 2003

  • About 40 prisoners including members of the Taliban escaped through a tunnel at the jail in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The escape led to the suspension of the prison superintendent a few days later. It was alleged that the prisoners paid bribes of $80,000. It was not immediately known to where the earth was removed to create the 30 metre tunnel.

October 9, 2003

October 8, 2003

October 7, 2003

October 5, 2003

October 4, 2003

October 3, 2003

October 2, 2003

  • In Kabul, two Canadian peacekeepers (Sgt. Robert Short and Cpl. Robbie Beerenfenger) were killed and three were injured in a landmine blast.
  • Afghan security forces arrested five suspected al-Qaeda operatives, four Afghan and one from Pakistan. It was alleged that the suspects came from Pakistan where they were trained at an al-Qaeda camp.

October 1, 2003

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