The bottom line is clear: Our vital interests in Afghanistan are limited and military victory is not the key to achieving them. On the contrary, waging a lengthy counterinsurgency war in Afghanistan may well do more to aid Taliban recruiting than to dismantle the group, help spread conflict further into Pakistan, unify radical groups that might otherwise be quarreling amongst themselves, threaten the long-term health of the U.S. economy, and prevent the U.S. government from turning its full attention to other pressing problems. -- Afghanistan Study Group

Monday, September 9, 2013

War News for Monday, September 09, 2013

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Reported security incidents
#1: A suicide bomber blew himself up on Monday in the Taliban birthplace of the Panjwai district in the southern Kandahar province, 450 km south of Kabul, in an incident that led to the death of the two attackers, district governor Fazal Mohammad said. "Two suicide bombers attempted to enter the district headquarters of Panjwai district at 11:45 a.m. local time but were identified by the police. One of them blew himself up and the second one was gunned down by the police," Mohammad told Xinhua.

#2: Two Afghan soldiers were killed Monday morning in an explosion in the country ‘s southern province of Helmand, said a provincial government spokesman. “One Afghan National Army (ANA) van touched off an improvised explosive device (IED) in Band-e Barq area of Gereshk district at around 6:00 a.m. local time. Three soldiers were aboard the vehicle. Two soldiers were martyred and one was wounded in the blast,” spokesman Omar Zwak told Xinhua.

#3: At least four Afghan intelligence agents were killed and dozens of civilians were wounded Sunday when a group of Taliban militants attacked an intelligence bureau in central Afghanistan, officials said. Six attackers armed with guns and suicide vests attacked a National Directorate of Security (NDS) building in Maidan Shar, the capital city of Wardak province south of the capital Kabul, provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP. "Five attackers and four intelligence officers were killed in the ensuing clash. Thirty civilians were wounded," he said. The first attacker was killed when he smashed his explosives-laden vehicle into the gate of the bureau, opening the way for the other five to enter the building, he said. The fighting lasted an hour, ending only when all the militants were dead. An AFP reporter said he had seen the bodies of five militants at the scene. Doctor Ghulam Farooq Wardak, an official at Wardak central hospital, said more than 150 people — mostly civilians — were wounded.

#4: A policeman was martyred and two attackers were killed when a blast occurred at a local court in Kohat followed by gunshots on Monday, Geo News reported. According to the police, unknown miscreants attacked the DPO office with hand grenades after which an exchange of fire between the police and attackers took place at the district court. As a result of grenade blast and firing, two attackers were killed while a policeman was also martyred. At least nine persons also sustained injuries during the battle who were shifted to the hospital for treatment.

#5: At least three policemen were killed when unknown assailants attacked a security check-post here in Kashmore on Monday. According to SSP Umer Salamat, miscreants stormed Samija check-post of Badani police station in district Kashmore with heavy weapons.


Rehan said...

how many years we see this unstopped. war. I see taliban are unconquerable to us. so it proves that they are on the basis of truth otherwise any lie cannot survive so years. they will gain victory as like they gained against Soviet.

Anonymous said...

Rehan, Your argument is retarded. If Satan is the father of all lies and he has existed for so long does that mean he represents truth. Ummmmmm.........

Anonymous said...

Rehan - the Taliban didn't exist when the Soviets were in Afghanistan. It was the Northern Alliance and they were aided and supported by the USA, which is how they beat the Soviets. Education is your friend....