Results of Our Insane Foreign Policy
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Photographer Muhammed Muheisen took an impressive series of portraits of Afghan refugee children in Islamabad. Here is six-year-old Laiba Hazrat in a slum on the outskirts of the city.
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Reported security incidents
#1: A suicide car bombing killed three policemen in the eastern Nangarhar province, said Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the spokesman for the provincial governor. The bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle among a group of Afghan security forces in Ghani Khil district on Tuesday morning, killing the three policemen. The explosion also wounded two people, a civilian and a local policeman, the spokesman added.
#2: In the western Herat province, the Taliban killed four Afghan soldiers on Monday night in the Chishti Sharif district, a military spokesman said. The spokesman, Najibullha Najibi, says the Taliban attacked an army post, setting off clashes that also left 10 Taliban fighters dead..
#3: Two people, including a personal of Khasadar Force and a civilian, were killed and three other Khasadars sustained injuries when unknown militants attacked a Khasadar party at the main Jamrud Bazaar, official sources informed on Monday. The official of local political administration confirmed the incident and said that Khasadars were on their routine duty when unknown armed persons attacked them and as a result two persons, including a personal of Khasadar Force and a civilian, were killed and three other Khasadar personnel received bullet injuries. The militants successfully managed escape after committing the crime.
#4: A bomb blast occurred in Haji Ayoob region of Mazar-e-Sharif at 4:00 pm today.
It is said that a bomb was placed in a bicycle. Still not clear who is the target of the bomb. Several security sources of Mazar-e-Sharif said BNA that two people were killed and another wounded in the blast.
#5: Eight armed insurgents including two commanders of them were killed in drone attack of foreign troops in Kunar province. The attack took place in Peshigul village, Asadabad capital of that province.
#6: At least four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were martyred following roadside bomb explosion in the past 24 hours.
#7: Afghan national security forces repelled another large scale Taliban attack in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan. The provincial government media office said Tuesday, the massive offensive by Taliban militant was launched on Sunday in Mosa Qala district.
#8: At least 25 Taliban militants were killed and five others were injured following clearing operations conducted by Afghan national security forces.
09/02/14 AP: Attacks kill 3 Afghan policemen, 4 soldiers
09/02/14 Tolonews: Tribal Elder Shot Dead in Herat
09/02/14 KP: 4 Afghan army soldiers martyred in roadside bomb explosion
09/02/14 KP: Suicide attack rocks Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan
09/02/14 IraqiNews: 25 ISIL terrorists killed in Mosul by US airstrike
09/02/14 VOA: Australia Prepares to Deliver Weapons to Outgunned Kurds
09/02/14 amnesty: new evidence of Islamic State’s ethnic cleansing of minorities
09/02/14 aljazeera: Protesters break into Iraq’s parliament
Afghanistan Occupation Casualties, Exclusive of Civilians
U. S. Casualties Total To Date:Killed: 2343
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Sgt. Christopher W. Mulalley, 26, of Eureka, Calif., died Aug. 22, in Gardez, Afghanistan, as the result of a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett, 39, of Ruskin, Florida, died Aug. 20, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries received when he was engaged by the enemy.He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston, 35, of Houston, Texas, died Aug. 12, in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire. Hairston was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, 55, of Schenectady, N.Y., died Aug. 5, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by small arms fire. The incident is under investigation.
Staff Sgt. Girard D. Gass Jr., of Lumber Bridge, North Carolina, died Aug. 3, in Jalalabad Air Field Hospital, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident while on patrol that occurred in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
.Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Yeshabel Villotcarrasco, 23, of Parma, Ohio, died as a result of a non-hostile incident June 19 aboard USS James E. Williams (DDG-95) while the ship was underway in the Red Sea
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died July 24, in Mirugol Kalay, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the enemy attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device. These soldiers were assigned 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. Killed were: Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, 30, of Hickman, Neb.; and Pfc. Keith M. Williams, 19, of Visalia, Calif.
Pfc. Donnell A. Hamilton, Jr., 20, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, died July 24, at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, from an illness sustained in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Iraq Occupation Casualties, Exclusive of Civilians
U. S. Casualties Total To Date:Killed: 4486
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