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, October 18, 2014

War News for Saturday, October 18, 2014


Reported security incidents
#1: At least two soldiers were killed and as many injured today when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal region, officials said. The paramilitary Frontier Corps personnel were targeted in Salarzai area of Bajaur district near Afghan border.  

#2: An official says that at least three Afghan security force troops have been killed in a suicide car bombing in southern Afghanistan. An official says that at least three Afghan security force troops have been killed in a suicide car bombing in southern Afghanistan. He says six others, including one civilian and five soldiers, were wounded in the attack, which occurred on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand.

#3: Three people, all civilians sustained injuries as a blast shocked Kunduz provincial capital the Kunduz city 250 km north of Kabul on Saturday, police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hussaini said. "It was a sticky bomb planted on a vehicle and exploded in front of a mosque in Kunduz city, injuring three passersby," Hussaini told Xinhua.

#4: Following Afghan National Army (ANA) forces clearing operation, 13 armed rebels killed in Ghazni province.

#5: According to another report, in another action of ANA forces in Delaram district, Nemroz province, an armed rebel killed and another wounded.

#6: At least 16 rockets were fired in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan from the other side of Durand Line in the latest wave of cross-border shelling. Provincial police chief, Abdul Habib Syed Khel said the rockets were fired late Friday night in Dangam district.

#7: At least three Taliban militants were killed following a drone strike by NATO-led coalition forces in eastern Kunar province.

#8: At least 31 Taliban militants were killed and 11 others were injured following military operations by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who are those 2 soldiers died..