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

Thursday, November 7, 2013

War News for Thursday, November 07, 2013

Reported security incidents
#1: As per details, unidentified armed men opened indiscriminate fire at a tanker carrying fuel for Nato forces stationed in Afghanistan, at Baghbana area of Khuzdar district. Resultantly, the driver identified as Ishaaq Khan was killed and his helper sustained serious injuries in the attack. The attackers also torched the tanker before fleeing the area. The tanker caught fire and thousands of litter of fuel was destroyed.

#2: Separately, assailants shot dead Balochistan National Party-Awami leader Sardar Taihab Zehri’s brother in Khuzdar district. Police said that Haji Abdul Rauf Zehri was attacked by unknown armed men who managed to flee from scene after committing the crime.

#3: In another incident, a woman and her three children were wounded in a landmine blast in Dera Bugti district.  The woman and her three children were on their way in Pirkoh area when one of them stepped on a landmine that exploded, wounding woman and her children.

#4: At least two civilians were wounded when they overrun a roadside mine in southern province of Kandahar, the governor office said Thursday.

#5: National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives were killed or injured following a roadside bomb blast in easter Khost province of Afghanistan on Thursday. Provincial governor spokesman, Baryalai Rawan confirming the report said the incident took place in Khost city on Thursday afternoon after a vehicle of the Afghan NDS operatives struck with a roadside bomb.

MoD: Warrant Officer Class 2 Ian Fisher


Anonymous said...

wow it is like every day people are killing people every day regardless where in the world. Maybe a terrorist group is in every country waiting for something, as if they are directly under our feet and one day they are going to strike every country.

Anonymous said...

RIP Ian Fisher our brave hero, with our thanks, n you're family in our love n prayers