U.S., NATO ceremonially end Afghan combat mission....Monday’s ceremony was the first of two that will draw a formal close to NATO’s combat mission by Dec. 28. (Note: the 28th will be my last post -- whisker)
Reported security incidents
#1: At least two foreigners have been killed in Afghanistan in a fresh rocket attack on the US-controlled Bagram air base, near the capital, Kabul. Local officials confirmed that Bagram air base, located next to the ancient city of Bagram in eastern Parwan Province, came under attack on Monday morning. The strike is the second rocket attack on Bagram in less than 48 hours. The Taliban militants fired rockets on the air base Saturday night
#2: Two Pakistani policemen tasked with guarding polio vaccinators were shot dead in the country’s northwestern region on Monday, an official said. The attack took place in a remote area of Buner district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
#3: At least four civilians and two policemen were killed in a suicide attack on the police headquarters' of Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province on Monday, local officials said. Six others including three policemen were injured in the attack. The attack ended after an hour, when five suicide bombers attacked Maiwand police headquarters and began clashing with security forces, Ahmad Zia Durani, spokesman for the police chief, said. "The suicide bomber detonated his explosive at the gate of the headquarters, making way for the four others," Durani said. "Four other insurgents were killed by security forces." He added that the director of the criminal department, a police officer, and four civilians were killed and six others including a policeman were injured in the attack.
#4: 19 armed oppositions were killed in several clearing operations led by Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) during the last 24 hours in various parts of the country.
#5: Two mine planters were killed following their own mine blast in Khost province yesterday.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Posted by whisker at 3:22 AM