Reported security incidents
#1: An Afghan man who crashed a stolen truck at an airfield as U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's plane was landing there died Thursday of extensive burns, a top U.S. general in Afghanistan said. U.S. Lt. Gen. Curtis Scaparotti, the deputy commander of American forces in Afghanistan, told reporters traveling with Panetta in Kabul that the driver was an interpreter working for the foreign forces. The man apparently had a container of fuel in the car, which ignited during the crash Wednesday at the British airfield in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. "There was a puff of smoke and he came out engulfed in flames," Scaparotti said. He said the truck was headed toward a group of U.S. Marines assembled at the ramp. A U.S. military official said a British soldier was injured when he tried to stop the driver from stealing the truck on the base. The Afghan man hit the British soldier with the truck as he was driving away.
#2: update A motorcycle bomb killed an Afghan intelligence official and wounded three people in the southern city of Kandahar, a provincial government spokesman said. Two of the wounded were also intelligence officers, while the other person was a civilian.
#3: Six Afghan civilians, including four women and two children, were killed Thursday when a roadside bomb went off in the country's southern province of Uruzgan, police said.
#4: Afghan Defense Ministry following a press release on Wednesday announced at least 6 Afghan National Army soldiers were injured in various incidents across the country. The source further added, the Afghan Army soldiers were injured in various regions of the country while discovering and defusing improvised explosive devices and roadside bomb explosions. At least 3 Afghan Army soldiers were injured at Greshk district, 2 soldiers were injured Kajaki district in Helmand and another Afghan soldier was injured at Panjwai district in Kandahar province.
#1: A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest next to a police vehicle in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing one policeman and injuring seven, police officials said.
Three policemen were killed and another was injured in a suicide blast that took place on Thursday morning in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar, said local police. Shafqat Malik, Assistant Inspector General of police in Peshawar, said that the attack took place at about 9:30 a.m. local time when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a police vehicle in Pishtakhura area of the city. Superintendent Police Kalam Khan who was on an inspection tour of check posts at the outskirts of Peshawar was killed right on the spot while his three colleagues in the vehicle were wounded in the blast. Two of the injured police later died in hospital.
#2: A homemade bomb exploded near a group of pro-government tribal militiamen in the Mamund area of the northwestern Bajaur tribal region, killing five militiamen and wounding two, security officials said.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Reported security incidents
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