Afghans to spy on own troops to stop ‘insider’ attacks
Reported security incidents
#1: The plane belonging to the chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff was apparently attacked by insurgents in Afghanistan Tuesday. Militants fired rockets at the Bagram Airfield outside Kabul, and shrapnel hit U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey’s C-17 military plane, according to NATO officials. Dempsey was not in the plane at the time of the attack. Several members of the maintenance crew sustained minor injuries. A helicopter was also damaged. “The Chairman was in his room at the time of the incident and was unharmed,” said Maj. Lori Hodge, a spokeswoman for NATO forces. “Due to some exterior damage to Gen. Dempsey’s aircraft, he left Afghanistan on a different military plane.” Officials say indirect hits from such rocket attacks on the airfield are not uncommon and they do not suspect that the plane was targeted because it belonged to Dempsey.
#2: A civilian was killed and 12 others including three children injured when a car bomb targeted a paramilitary convoy Tuesday in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, officials said. The explosives-packed car went off after vehicles of the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) passed, FC spokesman Murtaza Baig told AFP. “The militants targeted two vehicles of FC but the remote-control device exploded after our convoy had passed the parked car,” he said
#3: According to local authorities in eastern Paktiya province of Afghanistan, the vehicles convoy of Amanullah Khan Zadran, advisor to president Hamid Karzai struck with a roadside bomb near the central city of Paktiya province on Monday. Provincial governor spokesman for Paktiya, Rohullah Samoon confirming the report said, “Mriza Ali Zadran, brother of Amanullah Khan Zadran, his uncle and his nephew were killed following the blast.” Mr. Samoon further added no one else was injured or killed following the incident. The incident took place early Monday morning around 8:30 am local time at Miland village near the central city of Gardez.
DoD: Staff Sgt. Gregory T. Copes
DoD: Hospital Corpsman Petty Officer 1st Class Darrel L. Enos
DoD: Chief Warrant Officer Brian D. Hornsby
DoD: Chief Warrant Officer Suresh N. A. Krause
DoD: Explosive Ordnance Disposal Petty Officer Technician 1st Class Sean P. Carson
DoD: Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks
DoD: Sgt. Richard A. Essex
DoD: Sgt. Luis A. Oliver Galbreath
DoD: Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class David J. Warsen
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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