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Sat Apr 22, 2017, 05:01 AM

 

Afghan official: Gunmen attacked army base, 100 casualties

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Source: Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a military compound in the Balkh province, killing or wounding more than 100 army personnel, an Afghan official said Saturday.

Daulat Waziri, spokesman for the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense, said the attack a day earlier on a compound of the 209th Corps of the Afghan National Army left dozens of soldiers and other personnel dead or wounded.

Gunmen entered the compound with a military vehicle and began shooting at soldiers as they prayed in a mosque, he said.

Waziri said there were 10 attackers. Two carried out suicide attacks and eight other attackers were killed in the battle.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/9b55efe600dc42bab7f44665fbbb8754/afghan-official-gunmen-attacked-army-base-100-casualties



It's 11 pm here and I drank a lot of beer while I watched the playoffs, so maybe I'm a bit out of it: Could someone tell me again why we still have troops there?

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Response to Dammit Jim (Original post)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 05:12 AM

1. No American casualties were rerported in this incident...

So our involvement there does not seem to be directly affected by this attack.

I did wonder if it's a form of retaliation for the MOAB action in eastern Afghanistan, though.

Afghanistan has been a frustrating theater of war for many powerful nations. The British tried and failed. Then the Russians. Now wer are following in their footsteps.

There doesn't seem to be an easy solution.


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Response to Dammit Jim (Original post)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 06:37 AM

2. how much money have we spent on Afghanistan?

 

yet repukes want to cut funding for MEALS ON WHEELS

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Response to Dammit Jim (Original post)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 08:22 AM

3. republicans need to read Rudyard Kipling

"When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier..."

Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/r/rudyardkip152251.html

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Response to Dammit Jim (Original post)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 09:28 AM

4. Locking...

This is a duplicate of https://upload.democraticunderground.com/10141758157

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