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, July 12, 2014

War News for Saturday, July 12, 2014

Reported security incidents
#1: Militants killed a Pakistan army captain and two soldiers in an attack early Saturday in a tribal region near its border with Afghanistan, an official said. A group of some 60 militants who crossed over from Afghanistan attacked an army post in the Ghakhi area of the Bajur tribal region, said Shah Nasim, a senior government administrator in Bajur.

#2: The deadliest attack Saturday, July 12, happened in southern Kandahar province. Panjwayi district police chief Sultan Mohammad said a bomb struck a civilian car there, killing eight people. He blamed the Taliban for the bombing.

#3: In eastern Nangarhar province, another bomb struck a vehicle. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said the blast in the city of Jalalabad killed a civilian and a police officer.

#4: Earlier today, in Dera Bugti District- Balochistan, 16-inch gas pipeline was blown up, a private news channel reported. According to details, one of the officials, who denied to be named, claimed that militants had planted explosive material near Peer Koh Gas Pipeline.

#5: a mine blast in Zamkani district, Paktia province, nine civilians wounded today. Colonel Sayed Hasan Nangarhari police chief of Samkani district told BNA, the incident occurred while a mine was planted in a shop in relevant areas of Samkani district which caused wounding of nine civilians.

#6: As a result of Taliban attack on police security post in Nangarhar province, a policeman was martyred and four others wounded last night. A security source who wanted to be anonymous said BNA, Taliban attacked on a local police post in Shedal bazaar, Speenghar district of the province, in which a police was killed and four others wounded.

#7: Two armed Taliban Killed and three wounded in explosion of a mine in Paktia province last evening. Interior ministry press office reported BNA, five armed Taliban while planting mine in Amerkhail district of Paktia province, the mine exploded and killed two insurgents, wounded three others.

#8: At least 64 Taliban militants were killed following military operations by Afghan national army (ANA) soldiers. The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan (MoD) said Saturday that the militants were killed during the past 48 hours.

#9: At least eleven Afghan national army (ANA) soldiers were martyred following improvised explosive device (IED) attacks. The ministry of defense of Afghanistan (MoD) said the soldiers were martyred in separate IED attacks during the past 48 hours.

#10: At least five militants were killed or injured following an explosion in eastern Paktia province of Afghanistan.


ALTAF BHAT said...

Surprised to read the soldiers who died are martyrs where as they support infidels .for me Taliban are mujahedin coz they fight against kufr

Cervantes said...

Well sir, that's the problem with making religion a cause for war -- everybody has a different story about what God wants.

Ligue 1 Live said...

People may have keep different idea about GOD but all of their radical concept is same. Every religion teaches the tolerance, help, sacrifice. The talebans are passing a very terrible time.