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U.S. Troops Shot During Deadly Attack in Afghanistan: Officials
NBC News ^ | 8/5/14 | JIM MIKLASZEWSKI, FAZUL RAHIM AND ALEXANDER SMITH

Posted on 08/05/2014 6:37:43 AM PDT by jimbo123

As many as 12 Western soldiers -- including several Americans -- were shot in a deadly attack on high-level officials visiting a military academy Tuesday near Afghanistan's capital.

U.S. officials told NBC News that most, if not all, of the victims were American. They said a lone gunman opened fire at a group that included American officials at the Camp Qargha training facility.

Three Western soldiers died - including a high-ranking officer - and about a dozen were wounded, according to senior U.S. defense officials. The officials said the death toll is expected to rise.

Earlier, a spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force confirmed "fatalities" after "a shooting incident involving ISAF and Afghan troops," but could not confirm the number of victims or their nationalities.

Gen. Mohammmad Zahir Azimi, a spokesman for Afghanistan's Defense Ministry, tweeted in Dari that the gunman was wearing an Afghan military uniform and was shot dead after opening fire on Afghan and international colleagues.

Germany's military said in a statement that 15 troops had been wounded in the attack, including a German brigadier general, according to The Associated Press. Those details could not immediately be independently confirmed by NBC News.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: missionaccomplished; obaamforeignpolicy; obamadoctrine; obamalegacy; obamaswars; proislamist; whywefight; wot

1 posted on 08/05/2014 6:37:43 AM PDT by jimbo123
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aaah, still ‘winning the hearts and minds’ i see....

what a load of crap....

should have bombed them back to the stoneage...which wouldnt be that big of a step down for them.


2 posted on 08/05/2014 6:40:22 AM PDT by raygunfan
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To: jimbo123

I’m betting our guys were unarmed.


3 posted on 08/05/2014 6:42:54 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: jimbo123
Wait a minute. How could this happen.

Soetoro spiked the football. We all saw it .

Why is NBC reporting such lies. Bunch of racists, probably.

4 posted on 08/05/2014 6:43:22 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: jimbo123

RIP, soldiers. American and foreign. You deserved better.


5 posted on 08/05/2014 6:44:18 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: raygunfan

Lemme guess: the shooter was a trusted muslim security man. Golly, would that be a first? Sorry, no. ALL deaths of our men on-base have been by trusted muslim shooters, fraggers, booby-trappers.
Live and learn.
Learn and LIVE.


6 posted on 08/05/2014 6:45:13 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU.)
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To: jimbo123; All

Which one of Obama’s released GITMO FIVE in Qatar used their “pen or phone” to plan and order this attack?


7 posted on 08/05/2014 6:45:23 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: jimbo123

I wonder how many of them had alredy received their layoff notices from Schmucky Hagel and Benedict Arnold Obama.....


8 posted on 08/05/2014 6:48:29 AM PDT by Iron Munro (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government --- Thomas Paine)
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To: Iron Munro

The Afghan official and a coalition official said that it appeared that the foreign casualties were high-ranking officers who were taking part in a meeting at the academy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/world/asia/afghanistan-attack.html?_r=0


9 posted on 08/05/2014 6:49:31 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Obama’s “GOOD WAR” kills again. Are our troops even allowed to carry weapons over there? (the war liberals cheered for and no one talks about)


10 posted on 08/05/2014 6:50:39 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Migraine
Live and learn are good things, but we are missing the 'do' !

They have motivated their street to perform acts of retaliation to what they perceive as war or an attack on their side.

We tsk tsk, grumble complain and quote scripture afraid to shoot a gun because there might be women and children present.

Where's OUR street ?

11 posted on 08/05/2014 6:50:45 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Graewoulf

Oddly, we didn’t have this problem in South Vietnam...

or in Korea...


12 posted on 08/05/2014 6:51:05 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: jimbo123
“the gunman was wearing an Afghan military uniform”

Afghans armed with weapons bought by American taxpayers. Americans probably unarmed and forced to stand defenseless and unprotected. No action will be taken by Americans. There will be no consequences for murdering Americans.

This is the situation that the Obama Administration has brought about.

13 posted on 08/05/2014 6:57:18 AM PDT by detective
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To: jimbo123

Did the Iranian in the administration run outside and fire her weapon into the air to celebrate?


14 posted on 08/05/2014 6:59:31 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: jimbo123
A 2 star NATO General was killed & 15 other high ranking foreign officers wounded in a green on blue attack in KABUL military academy. TOLO
15 posted on 08/05/2014 7:00:06 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

Train muslim soldiers, what could possibly go wrong?


16 posted on 08/05/2014 7:00:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kristinn

2 star NATO General = 2 star U.S. General


17 posted on 08/05/2014 7:03:24 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: Three Western soldiers died - including a high-ranking officer

Hopefully, Josh, it will be one of the Majors we've pink slipped... 'cause he can't bitch about it to Fox News if he's dead--

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18 posted on 08/05/2014 7:06:57 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: jimbo123

The gunman may as well have been soetoro for his enemy islamist loyalties. I’d bet he got his filthy prayer rug and stuck his butt in the air the moment he got the information.


19 posted on 08/05/2014 7:24:54 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: CondorFlight

Dresden
Hiroshima


20 posted on 08/05/2014 7:42:25 AM PDT by RebelTex (Soli Deo Gloria, "To God alone the glory")
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To: jimbo123; GeronL

What does this bring the death count to in Obama’s wars?

The media kept those numbers in the headlines while Bush was president.


21 posted on 08/05/2014 7:45:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (CNN suppressed news to maintain their Baghdad bureau under Saddam; they just did the same for Hamas.)
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To: jimbo123

Afghanistan is lost, just like Iraq is lost and this time it is 0bama’s fault - not that anybody (and especially the Propaganda Organs) will care.


22 posted on 08/05/2014 7:59:54 AM PDT by Gritty (Obama's governing as president of a Latin American republic, where only the president matters-MSteyn)
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To: CondorFlight

We were not fighting Islam in those places.

Doesn’t this affair remind you of what happened in Ft. Hood where an ‘American’ muzzie officer murdered fellow soldiers?

Expect this type of violence to repeat itself when muzzies are around, at home and abroad.


23 posted on 08/05/2014 8:31:21 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: jimbo123

No More Blood for Opium.


24 posted on 08/05/2014 8:32:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sacajaweau
I’m betting our guys were unarmed.

My first thought also. One of Zippy's "gun free zones" in a war zone.

25 posted on 08/05/2014 8:32:08 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: jimbo123

Zer0 is wasting time, money and esp. lives by continuing to have troops there.
He ruined any chance to make a difference there when he announced a exit date.
Pull all the troops out. It’s inevitable to revert back to Taliban rule. Get out and let it happen before any more lives are lost.


26 posted on 08/05/2014 10:33:43 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: jimbo123

Workplace violence? Like the attacks by Sgt. Akbar on an officers’ tent or Sgt. Nadil Hasan at Ft. Hood?


27 posted on 08/05/2014 6:41:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (CNN suppressed news to maintain their Baghdad bureau under Saddam; they just did the same for Hamas.)
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To: jimbo123

One of Obama’s first military decisions was to replace the third country nations working with US forces, mostly from the pacific, with Afgan’s and Iraqi’s. The reason the host country nationals were kept off the bases was for security reasons. There were no incidents during the Bush Administration on bases, or so few as to make very clear Obama’s personal hand in this directive to hire those we could not trust.


28 posted on 08/05/2014 8:04:11 PM PDT by Jumper
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To: jimbo123

So....very sad.Prayers up.


29 posted on 08/06/2014 4:40:59 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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