Skip to comments.Insurgents kill 9 U.S. troops in Afghanistan
Posted on 07/13/2008 11:55:57 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
KABUL (Reuters) - Insurgents killed nine U.S. soldiers in an assault on an Afghan army and NATO outpost in northeastern Afghanistan on Sunday, making it one of the worst days for foreign troops casualties in the country since 2001.
Afghanistan is suffering from a rising tide of violence this year, with a sharp increase in Taliban attacks, especially in the east where NATO says militants have taken advantage of peace deals in Pakistan to cross the border and fight in Afghanistan.
The dead soldiers were all American, a NATO official said. Fifteen ISAF troops and four Afghan soldiers were also wounded in the fighting.
"Although no final assessment has been made, it is believed insurgents suffered heavy casualties during several hours of fighting," it said. The fighting took place in the northeastern province of Kunar, close to the border with Pakistan and also to neighboring Nuristan province.
Afghan authorities said earlier in the day five Pakistani Taliban were killed and 13 more wounded after they infiltrated Nuristan province on Saturday. The Defence Ministry said dozens of insurgents were killed and dozens more wounded in a counter-attack by the Afghan army in Nuristan on Sunday.
Separately on Sunday, a roadside bomb killed a U.S. coalition soldier in the southern province of Helmand. At least 40 militants were killed as Afghan and coalition troops returned fire and called in airstrikes, the U.S. military said in a statement.
A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least 17 civilians, most of them children, and four police in a bazaar in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, police said.
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Indian soldiers stand behind pictures of the Indian victims of last Monday's suicide attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul at a commemoration ceremony, July 13, 2008. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN)
I’m hearing it may have been an SF A Camp.
Deepest sympathy to the families and unit members of the US troops killed in action in service of their country.
The sting of the Taliban knows no borders nor respects any nation.
RIP for the victims.
Reuters and the Obammi campaign are overjoyed.
President Bush needs to demand our NATO allies commit more troops to Afghanistan. It is difficult at this time for the US to move troops from Iraq to Afghanistan when we are so close to victory in Iraq.
Obviously these people haven’t been on the receiving end of enough B-52 strikes.
When has President Bush demanded anything from anyone?
From Congress? From the Saudis? From Putin? Anyone?
Time for Rolling Thunder.A few months of Arc Lights can be demoralizing as hell.
Oh dear Jesus I hope not balch. I have a SF friend there, close to Pakistan.
Praying for these soldiers and their families.
We should tell the Paki gov’t that ANYTHING seen crossing the border into Ashcanistan will be liquidated with extreme violence... no permission requested, no questions asked. Leaflets should be spread all across the Paki frontier areas informing these booger eating troglodytes of their fate if they set foot into Ashcanistan.
The Taliban launched a complex attack against a newly established combat outpost in the Pech district in Afghanistan's eastern province of Kunar. Heavy fighting is currently underway, and US forces are said to have taken multiple casualties in the attack.
It’s all in HIS hands, HIS will be done.
I hope the Paki gov’t is talking $hit for domestic political purposes. But this article says we may go in with or without permission...
It’s high time we took the Paki AQ bases out. Have we learned NOTHING from VietNam?
Such news is always distressing to read. Prayers up for the families of these soldiers in their time of need.
Here is the FR Thread:
7/11/2008 6:09:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 478+ views
IBD Editorials ^ | July 11, 2008
And there is this thread:
AND regarding Pakistan's possible involvement on the Kabul assassination attempt: