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

Friday, March 14, 2014

War News for Friday, March 14, 2014

Reported security incidents
#1: A suicide bomb attack targeting police in northwest Pakistan has killed at least seven people in the latest violence to hit peace talks between the government and Taliban militants. The blast came on Friday in the suburbs of the northwestern city of Peshawar, close to the lawless tribal areas that are a haven for Taliban and al-Qaeda linked militants. The target of the blast was a police armoured personnel carrier, officers said. t least 28 people were also wounded.'

#2: A roadside bomb in the southern Helmand province has killed six civilians, including two women and two children, said a senior Afghan government official. Mohammed Sharif, district chief of Musa Qala district in Helmand, said on Friday that the bomb ripped through a vehicle the previous night, killing everyone inside.

#3: A doctor at a hospital in southwestern Pakistan says 10 people were killed when a bomb went off near a passenger bus in the city of Quetta. He says the hospital is also treating 37 people who were wounded in Friday's bombing. He says four of the wounded are in critical condition. Senior police officer Omar Cheema says the bomb was planted in a rickshaw and exploded when the bus drove by.

#4: At least 26 Taliban militants were killed and 17 others were injured following military operations conducted by Afghan national security forces in various provinces of Afghanistan. The operations were conducted during the past 24 hours in Kunar, Nangarhar, Samangan, Faryab, Sar-e-Pul, Zabul, Uruzgan, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Ghazni, Paktika and Helmand provinces of Afghanistan.

#5: A member of the Afghan national police (ANP) shot dead two members of the Afghan local police (ALP) in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan on Thursday. The incident took place in Marjah district of Helmand province around 11 am local time, local government officials said.


Ligue 1 Live said...

Day by day the Afghanistan violence is increasing at an alarming rate. But it should be stopped. We don't except such a situation of a country.