16 Julai 2010


Taliban attacks in Afghanistan show growing sophistication

Taliban attacks kill 12 NATO soldiers in AfghanistanAFP/File – Afghan rescue and security personnel are seen at the site of a bomb explosion in Kandahar on July 10. …
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The attack this week on a major Afghan police base in Kandahar that killed nine — including three American soldiers — was the best planned and most advanced that U.S. soldiers who fought it off have seen in the past year, U.S. military officials said Thursday.
"It was definitely well-planned and coordinated much better than anything we've seen before," said Capt. Steven J. Davis , 26, of Lansing, Mich. , as U.S. and Afghan forces worked to repair the damage. His unit, the 82nd Airborne's 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment , based at Fort Bragg, N.C. , arrived about a year ago.
The assault began Tuesday night when at least three attackers blew up the rear wall of the elite police compound in a Taliban -saturated part of Kandahar . Although it was initially thought to be a car bomb, Davis said explosives planted alongside the compound wall caused the first blast.
Sumber: www.yahoo.com, 16/7/2010

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