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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:16 PM
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British troops hide from bombers
BRITISH troops in the two main towns in the southern Afghan province of Helmand have been forced to stay in their barracks by the threat of Taliban suicide bombers.

The decision to keep the troops in their bases follows intelligence that suicide bombers are waiting in the provinces two main towns to attack British troops, said Lieutenant-Colonel Andy Price.

The would-be suicide bombers in the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah and in the town of Gereshk were wired up with explosives and waiting for a British convoy. We have suicide bombers physically walking around in Lashkar Gah and Gereshk looking for us a lot of them are not locals, Price said. More and more theyre following the Iraqi example.

Price, spokesman for the British forces in Helmand, said there was a lockdown of the two British bases. There is no movement, no soldier, no police or the Afghan army, he said. Were not going out and the Afghan police and army arent going out.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-2426616,00...
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:17 PM
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1. Can you blame them? nt
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:17 PM
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2. No point in their being there, then
If they aren't given the resources to enable them to counter the Taliban, they're reduced to targets, and it would be best to pull them out.
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