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March 11, 2013

Four dead and four wounded in attack on Afghan police station

  • two American soldiers and two Afghan police officers were killed in Afghanistan’s Wardak province on Monday, after a member of the local police force opened fire on soldiers and officers at a compound in Jalrez district. 
  • four Afghan police officers were also wounded in the fighting before return fire claimed the attacker’s life. The gunman was apparently a local police officer as well.
  • five officers are being held for questioning by American officials following Monday’s attack, though authorities haven’t revealed potential leads on possible backers/motive at this time. source
14:40 // 1 year ago
August 6, 2011
thepoliticalnotebook:

A helicopter crash in Wardak province, Afghanistan this morning killed 31 special forces soldiers and 7 members of the Afghan National Army. Most likely the worst single loss of life for the US in the whole decade of the Afghan war. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for shooting down the Chinook. Read the news stories at Reuters and the Guardian. (AP photograph of a US Chinook outside of Spin Boldak in 2009.)

thepoliticalnotebook:

A helicopter crash in Wardak province, Afghanistan this morning killed 31 special forces soldiers and 7 members of the Afghan National Army. Most likely the worst single loss of life for the US in the whole decade of the Afghan war. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for shooting down the Chinook. Read the news stories at Reuters and the Guardian. (AP photograph of a US Chinook outside of Spin Boldak in 2009.)

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13:14 // 3 years ago