According to Radio Tehran, Taliban Spokesman Dr Muhammad Hanif said that an explosives laden van driven by one of their fidayeen fighters was hit with a US military tank, completely destroying it and killing four soldiers on board at Shindand region in Herat province at around 2:30 p.m on Monday, November 13, 2006, at a gate of a NATO military base. The blast also destroyed another US military vehicle, according to Xinhua
The Spokesman also said that in two separate incidents, two German military vehicles were blown up near Khaniabad district in the Kunduz province, killing all Germans on board, the Pakistani Online News reported.
Meanwhile, according to a report from the Washington based SITE Institute,
the Taliban, the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, issued daily updates of their operations between the dates of Saturday, November 11 through November 13, 2006, including a statement from one of the group's official spokesman, Dr. Muhammad Hanif, refuting allegations about casualties inflicted upon the Mujahideen in the provinces of Konar and Paktika. The charges stem from a NATO official announcing strikes, and successful hits and arrests against Mujahideen in the districts of Watah Pur and Barmal. The spokesman said that the Western occupiers had merely randomly bombarded the mountains, and numbers stated of Mujahideen losses are exaggerated. Only 2 Mujahideen martyred and not 60 as alleged by the invaders, Islamic news agencies earler reported.
The report dated November 13 details operations in Arghandab, Zabul province, resulting in an American retreat at Jiza, as well as a fidayeen operation. The message states Muhammad Kol Khaksar, of Herat, carried out the operation on a coalition tank in the Shindand district, killing five soldiers. Other operations include an RPG attack on two coalition vehicles in the Khan Abad district, Kunduz province, the launching of three rockets in the center of Mahmud Raqi, Kapisa province, killing a puppet soldier, and, correcting an earlier report, the message states an attack from the previous day was not on the western side of Qalat, capital of Zabul, but on the eastern side of the city.
The report dated November 12 reports an attack on a puppet vehicle in Qalat, killing all the soldiers present and the detonation of a landmine under two puppet army vehicles traveling in Baraq, Takhar province, killing all occupants.
The report dated November 11 reports the destruction of a coalition tank near the city of Tirin Kot, Uruzgan province (5 more American treminated); an attack on two Afghani vehicles on the Qandahar-Heart expressway in Bakwa, Farah province; exchange of fire in the village of Mufatesh, Helmand province; and an attack on an American base at Arghandab, Zabul province.
American and German invaders told nothung about the annihilation of their soldiers and vehicles.
According to a report from the Pajhwok news agency on Tuesday, published in an Austrian newspaper,
Taliban Spokesman Yousuf Ahmadi reported that the Arghandab district in the Zabul province had been liberated on Monday, November 13, 2006. KC.