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Afghan policewoman kills US military adviser inside Interior Ministry
Longwar Journal ^ | December 24, 2012 | Bill Roggio

Posted on 12/24/2012 9:48:57 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach


An Afghan policewoman gunned down a US military adviser inside the Interior Ministry today. The insider, or green-on-blue, attack is the first in nearly six weeks, and the first recorded by a female member of the Afghan security forces.

The policewoman, who was identified as Nargis, is "assigned to the gender and equality department" at the Afghan Interior Ministry, according to Pajhwok Afghan News.

"She fired one shot at the advisor, a construction engineer, in the head at close range," according to the Afghan news agency. The policewoman's motivation for shooting the civilian adviser is not know. She is currently in Afghan custody.

The International Security Assistance Force confirmed that a civilian contractor was killed in Kabul, but did not provide any details of the attack.

"A contracted civilian employee of the International Security Assistance Force died after being shot by a woman wearing an Afghan police uniform in Kabul, Afghanistan, today," ISAF stated in a press release. "The incident is currently under investigation."

According to TOLONews, the attacker, a married woman who lived for a time as a refugee in Iran and Pakistan, had recently returned from a government-sponsored trip to Egypt. During that trip, she disappeared for two days, later telling her superiors she had gotten lost. They had not mentioned the incident in their report on the trip. Her husband is a civilian employee of the Interior Ministry, TOLO reported.

Today's attack is very similar to the shooting at the Interior Ministry on Feb. 25, 2012, when an Afghan policeman gunned down two US military officers inside the headquarters before escaping. The two officers were shot at close range; at least one was shot in the head.

There have been 43 insider attacks reported so far this year, resulting in the deaths of 61 ISAF military and civilian personnel (note: ISAF does not disclose data on all such attacks; ISAF has told The Long War Journal that the overall number of attacks is "classified"). Last year, there were 15 such attacks reported, and in 2010 there were 5. The green-on-blue attacks now account for more than 16 percent of ISAF's casualties so far this year. Last year, such attacks accounted for 6 percent of ISAF's casualties. In 2010, green-on-blue attacks made up just 2 percent of ISAF's casualties. See LWJ report, Green-on-blue attacks in Afghanistan: the data, for more information.

There have now been four green-on-blue attacks in the capital of Kabul, resulting in the deaths of 12 ISAF personnel, according to statistics maintained by The Long War Journal. Three of those attacks have taken place this year.

Today's attack is the first since Nov. 11, when an Afghan soldier opened fire on British troops in the Nad Ali district in Helmand province. One British soldier was killed and one was wounded in the November attack; the Afghan shooter was wounded in return fire.

Insider attacks a key part of Taliban strategy

In October, Taliban emir Mullah Omar released an Eid al-Adha message that urged followers to "[i]increase Increase your efforts to expand the area of infiltration in the ranks of the enemy and to bring about better order and array in the work." The statement continued: "We call on the Afghans who still stand with the stooge regime to turn to full-fledged cooperation with their Mujahid people like courageous persons in order to protect national interests and to complete independence of the country. Jihadic activities inside the circle of the State militias are the most effective stratagem. Its dimension will see further expansion, organization and efficiency if God willing."

Omar had previously addressed the issue of green-on-blue attacks at length in a statement released on Aug. 16. Omar claimed that the Taliban "cleverly infiltrated in the ranks of the enemy according to the plan given to them last year," and urged government officials and security personnel to defect and join the Taliban as a matter of religious duty. He also noted that the Taliban have created the "Call and Guidance, Luring and Integration" department, "with branches ... now operational all over the country," to encourage defections. [See Threat Matrix report, Mullah Omar addresses green-on-blue attacks.]

As insider attacks continue to spike, Coalition officials are starting to acknowledge that the Taliban are behind a larger proportion of the attacks, and ISAF has intensified its efforts against the perpetrators. Many of the attackers appear to come from the eastern Afghan provinces, a BBC reporter wrote in September, where Taliban influence is prevalent. And in early October, ISAF commanders admitted that attackers from Pakistan with links to the Taliban and its subgroup, the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network, were significantly involved in the attacks, the Associated Press reported.



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; egypt; greenonblue; iran; pakistan; taliban; waronterror

1 posted on 12/24/2012 9:49:06 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Marine_Uncle; TigersEye; justa-hairyape; NormsRevenge

Well I was looking at LWJ for any news on Syria ,...and found this.


2 posted on 12/24/2012 9:51:11 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

A Commander in Chief who does not allow American Soldiers to be armed, in any place or at any time, in a country where even just one occurrence of these stupid color-on-color attacks have taken place is an incompetent fool. A CINC who does this in the face of multiple attacks is an effing traitor.


3 posted on 12/24/2012 9:51:50 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
""She fired one shot at the advisor, a construction engineer, in the head at close range," according to the Afghan news agency. The policewoman's motivation for shooting the civilian adviser is not know. She is currently in Afghan custody."

Our Islamist terrorist aiding government will not allow the motivation to be stated.

4 posted on 12/24/2012 9:53:17 AM PST by Truth29
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To: All

Recently visited Egypt.....hmmm!


5 posted on 12/24/2012 9:54:14 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I think we should implant a small explosive device in the heads of all these so called allies that work with our troops and advisers in Afghanistan and Iraq so that we can effectively deal with this problem.


6 posted on 12/24/2012 9:54:40 AM PST by Mastador1
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Time to ban guns over there. People think that would work over here.


7 posted on 12/24/2012 9:56:27 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Well, at least we brought Diversity to the region! /sarc
8 posted on 12/24/2012 9:58:09 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I should be president. Troops would be home tomorrow because in AFGAFFNISTAN they do not appreciate US. They want Sharia. Let them ache in it.


9 posted on 12/24/2012 9:58:09 AM PST by Rapscallion ( Even as the majority party, the stupid do not know how dumb they are.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Is she at room temperature yet? If not, why the hell not?


10 posted on 12/24/2012 10:02:43 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

so is Afghanistan still on the map as other than a glass parking lot - if so, why?


11 posted on 12/24/2012 10:04:25 AM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (reasonable gun control is hitting what you aim for)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The policewoman ... is "assigned to the gender and equality department"
In Afghanistan? Really?
12 posted on 12/24/2012 10:04:36 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The policewoman, who was identified as Nargis, is "assigned to the gender and equality department" at the Afghan Interior Ministry

Does anyone in Afghanistan even understand what that means? I don't.

13 posted on 12/24/2012 10:10:44 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Can we please stop spending lives and money on these savages and get out of that cesspool?


14 posted on 12/24/2012 10:18:09 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

I was just going to post a reply, but you have written pretty well exactly what I was going to write. Thank you.


15 posted on 12/24/2012 10:37:38 AM PST by Dartman
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"Afghans who still stand with the stooge regime" Three Stooges logo Pictures, Images and Photos
16 posted on 12/24/2012 10:39:17 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Parking

Lot


17 posted on 12/24/2012 10:39:17 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Rapscallion

” they do not appreciate US. They want Sharia. Let them ache in it.”

The Canadian gov’t pulled our offensive troops out of there a while back. I guess all we have left over there are some engineers building roads or schools or whatever. But even that isn’t appreciated. I say pull all Western troops (including Australian and British) the h@ll out of there. Now.


18 posted on 12/24/2012 10:47:41 AM PST by Dartman
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
gender and equality department

Isn't that nice? That we're spending money for GENDER and EQUALITY in freaking Afghanistan? Isn't it nice we're opening schools for girls...?

I find it strange that the people most fiercely turning away from the stark sexual and hierarchical realities of Afghanistan, graveyard of Empires, are CULTURAL RELATIVISTS.

You would think that they would not lift a single finger to change the neolithic values there, but instead they not only banish all notion of good and evil here at home, but worse, they go tilting at windmills, trying to turn Afghanistan into SWEDEN.

WE ARE DYING FOR THIS, and it's completely stupid. That we dedicate a whole department to this foolishness means not only do we not understand their culture, but that we are discarding our own. It also shows a liberal effort to transform all military expenditures into foolhardy social experiments.

The only person who could make such plans are people who know they will be far, far away from any effort to implement them.

19 posted on 12/24/2012 11:10:11 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Mr. President ban Afghan Police women now! Do it for the children!


20 posted on 12/24/2012 11:30:51 AM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

” The policewoman’s motivation for shooting the civilian adviser is not know(n).”

What do you mean, she is a Muslim.


21 posted on 12/24/2012 11:31:38 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The one thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that crminals will always get them.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

recently returned from a government-sponsored trip to Egypt. During that trip, she disappeared for two days, later telling her superiors she had gotten lost.

Right.


22 posted on 12/24/2012 12:18:52 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: DTogo
... gender and equality department ...

Understand? I don't. It sounds like a mixture of "Womyn's Studies" and "Diversity" in this country, and most likely means nothing to the people in Afghanistan. There was probably an advisor from the US or UN that suggested such a department would be good for their country and elevate them in the eyes of the world. /s

23 posted on 12/24/2012 12:22:43 PM PST by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

If you think soldiers are unappreciated in the U.S. today, imagine how miserable your career gratification must be if you are a construction engoneer/advisor in a place where the people will still be using donkeys for transportation and urinating in their drinking water 500 years from now.


24 posted on 12/24/2012 1:04:59 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It is being reported on Fox as well, regarding the Afghan policewomen killing the US adviser. So sad.


25 posted on 12/24/2012 2:59:43 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest.
...the attacker, a married woman who lived for a time as a refugee in Iran and Pakistan, had recently returned from a government-sponsored trip to Egypt. During that trip, she disappeared for two days, later telling her superiors she had gotten lost. They had not mentioned the incident in their report on the trip. Her husband is a civilian employee of the Interior Ministry...
Lost in Egypt, yeah, right -- unescorted women just wander around at will in today's Egypt (or yesterday's for that matter) all the time, no problem.


26 posted on 12/24/2012 6:50:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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