Archive for the ‘Improvised Explosive Device (IED)’ Category

TIME, By John Wendle
7 May, 2011

Taliban fighters carried out a series of coordinated attacks across the embattled southern Afghan city of Kandahar Saturday – a campaign that Afghan President Hamid Karzai characterized as “revenge” for the death of Osama bin Laden. Insurgents first assaulted the provincial governor’s palace with rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire and then launched a series of strikes across the city on the headquarters of the Afghan National Police (ANP) and the Transportation Police, on Police Sub-station One as well as various other Afghan National Security Force (ANSF) and International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) buildings in both Kandahar city and in the Arghandab River Valley, ISAF reported. Between a dozen and two-dozen people were wounded in the fighting, Afghan media reported. All of the suicide bombers were killed. (more…)

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The New York Times, By Taimoor Shah and Alissa J. Rubin

8 May, 2011

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — For more than 30 hours over the weekend, the Taliban immobilized the southern city of Kandahar, unleashing multiple attacks with small arms and suicide bombers near the city’s downtown, pinning down people in their homes, forcing shops to close and halting most traffic. (more…)

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RTT News, By RTT Staff Writer

29 April, 2011

Three NATO soldiers were killed in separate attacks by militants in Afghanistan on Thursday, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said. (more…)

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Associated Press
Friday, March 18, 2011
SANGIN, Afghanistan

In a war where winning the hearts and minds of Afghans is the ultimate goal, damaging homes with powerful explosives and bulldozing a mosque and scores of other buildings may not sound like a wise idea.

But U.S. Marines in this key Taliban sanctuary say that’s sometimes the only way to make progress, even if it risks angering the same people whose loyalties are required for success — a difficult trade-off that troops have grappled with throughout Afghanistan. (more…)

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March 12, 2011
By Carlotta Gall and Ruhullah Khapalwak
PANJWAI, Afghanistan — No one disputes that the campaign by NATO and Afghan forces that wrested this southern district from Taliban control last fall caused tremendous damage. The evidence is all around. In one place a whole village was destroyed. (more…)

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