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

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

War News for Tuesday, July 08, 2014

NATO is reporting the deaths of four ISAF soldiers from an insurgent attack in an undisclosed location in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, July 8th. News reports that a suicide bomber killed four Czech soldiers while patrolling around Bagram in Parwan province. Another soldier was wounded in the blast which also killed or wounded numerous civilians and Afghani police.

Reported security incidents
#1: Jets bombed insurgent hideouts in a restive tribal area bordering Afghanistan and killed at least 13 militants on Tuesday, the military said. “Seven terrorist hideouts were destroyed and 13 terrorists were killed, including foreigners, by jet aircraft strikes in Degan in North Waziristan Agency today,” a military statement said.

#2: A police head-constable was injured when a low-intensity blast targeted a police van on outskirts of Peshawar on Tuesday morning. According to police, the blast occurred in Sufaid Dheri area in the limit of Pishtakhara police station where a police mobile van came under attack on Dora Road.

#3: A provincial council candidate of Kandahar was killed by police last night. Zeya Dorani police spokesman of Kandahar said BNA, the incident occurred in 4th precinct of that province while a provincial council candidate of Kandahar  named Mohammad Afghan was going to his home targeted by police and killed.

#4: Three armed rebels were killed in a clearing operation conducted by ANA forces in Helmand province last night.

#5: Two mine planters were killed, as a result of their own mine explosion in Helmand province yesterday.

#6: At least three soldiers of the Afghan national army (ANA) were martyred and three others were injured in improvised explosive device (IED) and suicide attacks.

#7: A suicide car bomb rocked Shahr-e-Safa district in the southern Zabul province 340 km south of Kabul on Monday killing three attackers on the spot and wounding another, provincial police chief Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Liwanai said. "Four terrorists driving an explosive-laden vehicle with the objective to target the district headquarters of Shahr-e-Safa but before reaching the target it exploded at 11:30 (local time) killing three attackers and wounding another," Liwanai told Xinhua.


Ligue 1 Live said...

Its a matter of surprise both of those people (Afgan military & Taleban) are the same people of a same country. Their religion should teach them the peace & tolerance that will help the general people.