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

Saturday, September 21, 2013

War News for Saturday, September 21, 2013

U.S. kills unarmed civilians in AF-PAK region in droves

Reported security incidents
#1: At least eight civilians have been reportedly wounded in a bomb blast that hit a bazaar in Charbolak district of the northern Balkh province in Afghanistan. Spokesman for provincial government, Farhad Munir said that the explosive device was planted on a motorbike and went off in the bazaar of Charbolak district.

#2: A Taliban-designated district chief has been killed along with three associates in the eastern province of Kunar, an official said on Saturday. Juma Khan, the Taliban’s head for Ghaziabad district, died in an overnight drone strike in the mountainous area called Aigal, the provincial police chief said.

#3: An explosion has been reported in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan. The incident took place early Saturday morning in Chahar Bolok district after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives. Local residents and eyewitnesses in the area saying at least 13 people have been killed or injured following the blast.

#4: An explosion was reported in capital Kabul late Friday night. The blast reportedly took place in Shah Shahid area of capital Kabul after a magnetic bomb went off. According to reports the explosive device was planted in a police Ranger vehicle. There are no reports regarding the casualties as a result of the incident.


Cervantes said...

Another so-called Insider Attack. " An Afghan wearing a security forces uniform turned his weapon against foreign troops Saturday, killing three in eastern Afghanistan, NATO and Afghan officials said, in another apparent attack by a member of the Afghan forces against their international allies.

The shooting took place in Gardez, capital of eastern Paktia province, Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, an Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman, said. The area, near the border with Pakistan, has been a front line in fighting with the Taliban and other militants. "

All foreign troops in Gardez are USA.

Dancewater said...

and more than 60 innocent people killed in Iraq today:

the evil the US government visited on Iraq goes on forever....

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