- publish: 23 December 2015
- time: 12:11 pm
- category: Security&Crime
- No: 2721
Daesh affiliated Radio broadcast from within Afghanistan: Pakistan says
Signals of the newly launched Daesh-propaganda radio ‘Radio of the Caliphate’ have been received in areas of Pakistan on and close to its border with Afghanistan.
Khaama Press reported that according to Pakistan’s The Express Tribune news, the station has traumatized locals not only in the tribal areas, but as far as the settled area of Charsadda near Mohmand Agency.
“They’ve been running all sorts of propaganda,” a resident of Charsadda has been quoted by the media as saying. “Most of the content is a call for recruitment.”
The news agency citing a senior security official, reports that the radios broadcasting messages of violence and extremism are being run from three main areas in eastern Afghanistan, two locations are Nazyan and Acheen districts of Nangarhar province and the third location is in Kunar province.
“The radio transmitter is at a height of more than 7,000 feet which makes the reception area wider,” the unnamed official is quoted as saying. “That is why the transmission can be heard in areas far [and wide] even though [the stations] are operated from within Afghan territory.”
In the eastern region of Afghanistan, signals of the militant radio has been received through FM radio only in Nangarhar province but this report claims that it also operates from Kunar province.
The radio broadcasts hate messages against Afghan government and recruits fighters for Daesh.
It most recently threatened journalists to death in Nangarhar province.
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