Deadly Taliban attack on Security base in Afghanistan kills over 100

January 22, 2019 | Brainwave Science

Deadly Taliban attack on Security base in Afghanistan kills over 100SITUATION

Taliban fighters attacked an Afghan military compound and police training center in central Afghanistan has killed more than 100 security personnel when they denoted a car bomb in a training base and then stormed inside.

The attack on the National Directorate of Security (NDS) base is the latest in a series of deadly attacks in recent months by the Taliban, which has seized control of about half of Afghanistan. Sad part is the attack came hours before the Taliban held another round of peace talk with US diplomats in Qatar.

A senior defense official told media that after the vehicle detonated in the NDS campus, gunmen entered and shot dead many Afghans in the wake of the huge explosion before they were shot down by armed forces.

“We have information that 126 people have been killed in the explosion inside the military training center, eight special commandoes are among the dead,” said a senior office in the defense ministry in Kabul. Sharif Hotak, a member of a provincial council, stated that Afghanistan government was hiding the accurate casualty figures to prevent a further dip in morale of the Afghan forces.

Some analyst believes the recent increase in the intensity of Taliban attacks is a ploy to gain upper hand in ongoing peace talk with US Afghan envoy.

President Ashraf Ghani stated the more than 28,000 Afghan law enforcement personnel have been killed by Taliban militants since 2015, an average of about 20 a day.

The Taliban, who emerged in the early 90s and ruled Afghanistan till 2001, were driven from power by US-led troops following the 9/11 attacks. However, hardline Islamic terror group remained a powerful insurgent force and reach surged after foreign combat troops left Afghanistan in 2014. Since then Taliban dominate almost half of Afghanistan, carry out attacks on a daily basis, mainly targeting the country’s beleaguered security forces.

CHALLENGE

US President Donald Trump announced last year to withdraw a significant number of troops from Afghanistan.  Since the verdict, a series of unpredictable terror events has begun across the Middle East. Currently US has about 14,00 troops in Afghanistan working either with a NATO mission to support Afghan forces or in separate counter-terrorism operations.

The attack on the National Directorate for Security base raise several relevant questions such as whether Afghanistan can fight the Taliban after remaining US troops are retreated or peace talks between Taliban and US Afghan envoy would be effective as both the parties want territorial expansion. The Taliban is ruthless in its commitment to carry out attacks frequently targeting security forces to gain an upper hand during the peace talk. Recently, 3 American soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan while in another attack Taliban insurgents targeted a military base and killed 12 soldiers.

The war against hardcore Islamic terror groups has already developed into the longest war in US history. The conflict has not only become more intense- it has also become more complicated. The attacks are becoming bigger, more frequent, more widespread and much deadlier. US Afghan troops opted for several diverse strategy to eliminate Taliban and other Middle East terror groups. The strategies are to maximize military pressure, targeting the Taliban’s financial sources and putting pressure on Pakistan. However, recent attacks demonstrate that these ploys aren’t favorable for the counter-terrorism agencies to eliminate Taliban from Afghan soil in the future.

According to stats, tens of thousands of Taliban fighters have been killed, injured or captured since 2001, but their insurgency is not showing any signs of weakness. The estimated number of Taliban militants exceed more than 60,000. Now the crucial question is can Afghan forces win? Given the frequent terrorist attacks on law enforcement bases.

WHY ICOGNATIVE?

It is understood that military tactics cannot solve the 17-year-old ongoing conflict in Afghanistan alone. The solutions could be peace talks which acknowledge that counter-terrorism agencies cannot win the war or a never-before-use strategy that can provide the adequate weapon necessary to end this war. Considering the recent attacks, the latter choice could be the most suitable for the Afghanistan government even after US troops are retreated. As this option would open windows of opportunities for Afghanistan once they successfully defeat and eliminate the Taliban.

Taliban case demonstrates exactly why the Afghan counter-terrorism agencies need a better and one-of-a-kind weapon to win this war without any further foreign support. The most well-suited weapon can be an advanced neuroscience forensic technology like iCognative that can distinguish terrorists from the innocents and further provide accurate and reliable intelligence related to terror groups without using any inhuman methods. This technology guarantees accurate results in such National Security cases within a few hours. Brainwave Science is the only company that develops and designs this one-of-a-kind iCognative technology which provides scientific and legal way for counter-terrorism personnel to tap inside the human brain and reveal what specific crime-related information he or she possesses with over 99% accuracy.

The existing conventional tools like interrogations or polygraph opted by counter-terrorism forces to identify a terrorist and gain accurate intelligence about the known and unknown terror group in Afghanistan do not guarantee accurate results and above all do not reveal what specific information is stored in the terrorist’s brain, therefore, putting the counter-terrorism forces in a difficult spot to fight a war without adequate information. iCognative technology provides intelligence and further identifies and determines whether a person has any known links to Taliban or other information with over 99% accuracy. The technology can be customized to be used in any language and can be easily learned.

The iCognative technology is based on scientifically accepted and proven P300 and P300-MERMER brain responses, which only activates when a suspect sees an information that his/her brain already possess. This technology works like science fiction where a suspect cannot conceal any crime-related information, can’t cheat or lie and guarantees high success rate and results. In this case, Afghan counter-terrorism forces must utilize iCognative to conduct a 45-minutes test on the suspects or arrested Taliban militants and determine what specific information they possess or tried to conceal from the investigators in the past. Information such as: location of terrorist camps, identification of other militants and handlers, link to terror group, detail plan of the future attack, medium to communicate, financial details, identification of mastermind, specific routes, information about the modus operandi of these terror group, etc., would be easily available to the counter-terrorism personnel once the test is completed. Brainwave Science understands that civilians bear the brunt of the conflict, therefore, iCognative guarantees that no innocent would suffer or be punished. All the investigative details related to this case and previous attacks is uploaded into the iCognative system test protocol. The system records and analyzes the brainwave responses when case related known and confidential information (called Stimuli) is flashed to the suspect on a digital screen and determines with over 99% accuracy whether specific crime-related information is present or not.

Brainwave Science’s iCognative can be the only hope for the Afghanistan government and counter-terrorism agencies in such a crucial time when US troops are retreating, and security of the country depends on the actions of Afghan government. Finally, with the arrival of iCognative and its utilization in war  against terrorism, the equation is about to change around the world.

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BBC

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The Washington Post