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Explosions, shooting heard at U.S. base in Afghanistan
Reuters ^ | Sat Dec 1, 2012 | (Reporting by Rafiq Shirzad; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Ron Popeski)

Posted on 12/01/2012 8:34:21 PM PST by Lonely Bull

(Reuters) - Two explosions and shooting were heard at a U.S. base in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday, a Reuters witness said.

The Taliban said they carried out an attack on the compound and inflicted casualties. NATO officials were not immediately available for comment.

Security forces surrounded the area.

"We can confirm there have been multiple explosions in the vicinity of the Jalalabad airfield," the U.S.-led coalition said in a statemen.

"Currently, ISAF officials are on the scene gathering facts, and as more information becomes available, we will release it as appropriate."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghan; afghanistan; afghanwar; base; coalition; explosions; heard; isaf; jalalabad; nato; shooting; taliban

1 posted on 12/01/2012 8:34:31 PM PST by Lonely Bull
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To: Lonely Bull

Bump


2 posted on 12/01/2012 8:35:56 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Lonely Bull

Might just be a general banging his biographer.


3 posted on 12/01/2012 8:37:37 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Lonely Bull

Remember that attack on an airbase where they zapped 4 US aircraft and six of our guys?

They’d repeatedly seen shady people trying to steal fencing at exactly the point they later ended up getting through. But the stupid ROE forbid our guys from FIRING on them.

Why?

Cuz stealing fence is not really an ATTACK, right?

But in fact it WAS. Nice, huh?


4 posted on 12/01/2012 8:53:03 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Joe 6-pack

Say what?


5 posted on 12/01/2012 9:01:07 PM PST by jungleboy
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To: jungleboy

Maybe if they can getthe homo soldiers out of the shared bunks and send them to find out what happen, we might have a more detailed report soon.


6 posted on 12/01/2012 9:03:06 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Lonely Bull

Could be shift change for the Afghan guards inside the camp.


7 posted on 12/01/2012 9:03:36 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Lonely Bull

Jalalalalalaal.....

I got stuck


8 posted on 12/01/2012 9:05:19 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Good friends son is there.
He’s no homo...mofo


9 posted on 12/01/2012 9:12:26 PM PST by jungleboy
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To: jungleboy

I was just making fun of Obama’s new model army plan.

I thought it was sarcastic enough not to need a tag.


10 posted on 12/01/2012 9:20:59 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Lonely Bull

My nephew just got back from there. (Praise the Lord) As an MP he said you couldn’t even question a suspicious person on base much less hold them for anything. Don’t get him started on the ROE either.


11 posted on 12/01/2012 9:33:17 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Lonely Bull

Bring them home now!

And quarantine the Muslim world.


12 posted on 12/01/2012 9:41:58 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: GeronL
I'm Sorry, mon ami, It's just that joe six-pack, you, and apparently most everyone else in MSM/USA have forgotten the REAL LIFE situation of our Soldiers.
13 posted on 12/01/2012 9:44:17 PM PST by jungleboy
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To: jungleboy
My son is there, Afganistan, also and he is no homo either. I hate to read the news anymore. The country is full of untrustworthy people who will stab you in the back first change they get. Pray for our sons and daughters over there!
14 posted on 12/01/2012 9:49:57 PM PST by cotton
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To: cotton

did our Afghani partners turn on our guys, AGAIN?


15 posted on 12/01/2012 9:51:26 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: cotton; SJackson

I want every last one of our military servicemembers out of there YESTERDAY!!!!!

SJackson - list?


16 posted on 12/01/2012 10:04:24 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Lonely Bull

Obama Approved


17 posted on 12/01/2012 11:02:12 PM PST by onedoug
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To: jungleboy

I believe the son of a friend of mine is there as well. He’s a pilot.....prayers for all.


18 posted on 12/02/2012 4:12:41 AM PST by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: sneakers

ditto here. Runs supply planes in and out.

Prayers up for our brave soldiers.


19 posted on 12/02/2012 4:16:08 AM PST by bonfire
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To: bonfire; All

I found this.
http://rt.com/news/afghanistan-taliban-us-base-070/
Taliban attack on US base in Afghanistan kills 3 Afghan troops, 2 civilians


20 posted on 12/02/2012 5:06:22 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: fatima

Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=funDBj2HWNs&feature=youtu.be&a


21 posted on 12/02/2012 5:08:59 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Lonely Bull
Two explosions and shooting were heard at a U.S. base in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday, a Reuters witness said.

an ear witness ?
22 posted on 12/02/2012 7:42:08 AM PST by stylin19a (obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: Lonely Bull

Prayers for our troops there!


23 posted on 12/02/2012 7:35:33 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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