Pentagon to remove ban on women in combat
Reported security incidents
#1: Two policemen were killed and two civilians were injured as a roadside bomb struck police van in Nimroz province 790 km southwest of Kabul on Thursday, a local official said. “A mine planted by militants on a road in Mahajirabad area outside Nimroz provincial capital Zaranj, struck a police vehicle at 01:30 p.m. local time today killing two policemen aboard the vehicle and injuring two passersby, both women,” Abdul Hai Khudri the deputy to Zaranj’s governor told Xinhua.
#2: According to local authorities in eastern Paktika province of Afghanistan, a pilot less International Security Assistance Force aircraft crashed in this province. The officials further added the incident took place in Jani Khel district due to unknown reasons.
#3: At least 14 Taliban insurgents including three foreigners have been killed and 21 other insurgents wounded in a US airstrike in eastern Nuristan province, Afghan local officials said. The airstrike happened in the Dahan Baz Gul area of Nuristan's Kamdish district when Taliban insurgents were at a gathering, provincial police chief Ghulaam Mullah said, adding that the strike was carried out by drone.
News: Sergeant Mark Schoonhoven -- Sergeant Mark Schoonhoven succumbed from injuries suffered a month ago when a roadside bomb exploded in Kabul
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