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Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2012 10:46 PM
Subject: Blue on Green attack @ Spin Boldak Police HQ
See attached for information on a Blue On Green shooting involving US military SFAT team 11 assigned to the Spin Boldak Police Headquarters. Limited information at this time. See below synopsis.
Approximately 2205 Hours Advisor NUSS was passed information of a Blue on Green incident at the Spin Boldak, Kandahar Provence, involving US personnel assigned to that location as embedded mentors.
Initial reports of two uniformed ANP or AUP males attacked units of SFAT 11 stationed at the Spin Boldak Police headquarters site at approximately 1915 hrs. Reports of 2 US DOD military personnel KIA, 3 US DOD military personnel WIA. It is reported that one assailant was killed at the scene and one escaped. No other details are available at this time. Unknown of situation upon assault.
The source was given by BMTF Advisor assigned to Weesh / Spin Boldak AO. There were no BMTF Advisors or LA's involved in the incident. Further details will follow.
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-- tw at 9:48 a.m. EDT
Additional from the local SFAT (Security Force Assistance Team) supervisor: The second subject was unable to be located. The suspects were wearing AUP (Afghan Uniformed Police) uniforms with local dress underneath.
Three foreign soldiers died in the blast from an improvised bomb (IED) in eastern Afghanistan Sunday morning, the NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions... -led Isaf said in a statement.
The nationality of the soldiers and the exact location of the incident were not disclosed in the statement, as per Isaf protocol.
There was no mention of whether any other soldiers were maimed in the blast.
IED blasts are responsible for around half the deaths of foreign soldiers killed in hostile action in the last five years.
Of the 238 soldiers killed by hostile attacks this year, 108 deaths or 45 percent were IED blasts.
Sunday's losses bring to 306 the total number of foreign soldiers killed in Afghanistan in 2012.
An air operation launched by coalition forces in eastern Kunar province ... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country..... on Saturday killed 52 Death Eaters, including a Taliban capo, a police official said.
Spokesman for the 202 Shamshad police zone said in a statement that the air operation, which took place yesterday in the Chapah Darah district of Kunar, killed the local Taliban capo Atiqullah along with 52 others.
TOLOnews contacted the Kunar police commander and the provincial front man for comment but neither was responding to calls on Sunday.
A kaboom in a graveyard of Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... province on Sunday morning killed two civilians and injured at least seven more, mainly women and kiddies, a local official said Sunday.
The blast happened in a cemetery of the southern province's main city Lashkar Gah, in the Sufiyan area, as crowds of people arrived to visit the graves of relatives on the first day of Eid, the front man for Helmand police Farid Ahmad Farhang told TOLOnews.
He said that the casualties were mainly women and kiddies.
Helmand hospital officials confirmed the incident and that two were killed, but said that at least 10 others were being treated for injuries.
At least four non-combatants were killed in a kaboom in western Herat ...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns... province on Saturday morning. Three coppers were among the 12 people injured in the attack.
The incident happened at about 8:00 am local time in a bazaar in Shindand district, provincial front man Mahuddin Noori said.
The blast happened as dozens of shoppers were out buying treats in advance of the Eid holiday.
"Police have started an investigation into the blast and the injured were taken to a nearby hospital," Mr Noori said.
No group including the Taliban grabbed credit for the blast.
Today's incident comes five days after the most deadly attack in Afghanistan this year in which 29 people, including four coppers, were killed when three jacket wallahs detonated their explosives in crowded areas of Zaranj, the scenic provincial capital of Nimruz. About 110 people were maimed in the attack.
The UN Security Council on Friday condemned the attacks in Afghanistan.
"The members of the Security Council reiterated their serious concern at the threats posed by the Taliban, al-Qaeda and illegal gangs to the local population, national security forces, international military and international assistance efforts in Afghanistan," the statement said.
A senior Taliban leader was captured in a joint Afghan and NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis.... operation in Chahar Bolak district of northern Balkh province on Friday, Isaf said in a statement today.
The commander who was placed in long-term storage Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please! acquired weapons, explosives and funds for Orcs and similar vermin in the area, and directed and led attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, according to the statement. He was also responsible for using extortion and other forms of intimidation against Afghan civilians.
The statement added that a joint force also tossed in the calaboose Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit! several Orcs and similar vermin during an operation to capture Haqqani-affiliated bully boyz in Baraki Barak district of Pashtun-infested Logar province today. One cut-thoat was killed during the operation after he threatened to attack members of the joint force.
Haqqani-affiliated Orcs and similar vermin are believed to be responsible for directing attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Pashtun-infested Logar .
During the operation, the security force also discovered a weapons cache that included multiple heavy weapons, ammunition, improvised bomb components, and a large amount of homemade explosive.
Two kabooms struck the Libyan capital of Tripoli ...a confusing city, one end of thich is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn... on Sunday, one near the Interior Ministry and the second near a women's police academy, a Libyan security officer told a Rooters photographer.
Twin blasts near security force buildings in the Libyan capital early on Sunday killed two people and maimed several more, a security official said.
"Two kabooms struck at dawn, the first near the military academy on Omar al-Mokhtar Avenue, the second near the interior ministry," the security official said.
"There were two dead and several maimed," he added, speaking on condition of anonymity ... for fear of being murdered... The blast near the interior ministry was a car boom but there were no casualties, the security officer said.
If the information is confirmed by Libyan officials, it would be the first time there have been deaths from blasts in Libya since the overthrow of Muammer Qadaffy in 2011.
Violence has still been a problem despite Libya's peaceful power handover after its elections in July, the first in decades following the end of 42 years of one-man rule under Qadaffy.
Even their nearest Arab brothers, the Moslem Brüderbund ones, loathe and distrust them.
[Ma'an] Paleostinians flying to Egypt over the Eid al-Fitr holiday will not be allowed to enter the country, al-Ahram news site reported Saturday.
Airport authorities informed airlines that Paleostinians will not be allowed to enter Egypt because the Rafah crossing is closed until Wednesday, the Egyptian news site said.
Egypt opened the border crossing on Tuesday for three days but have now closed it for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Head of the customs authority at Cairo airport Magdi el-Seman said that Paleostinians wanting to return to Gazoo will have to wait until Wednesday, when the border is scheduled to be reopened.
After gunnies killed 16 Egyptian border guards in August, Egypt closed its border with the Gazoo Strip and sealed smuggling tunnels that provide a lifeline to the besieged territory
[Ma'an] Egyptian police and army officers incarcerated ... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not... five people, including Paleostinians, in two military operations after dawn on Saturday in the northern Sinai peninsula.
Forces jugged Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please! two Paleostinians who had been under surveillance for some time in the Safa district of Sinai city el-Arish, Egyptian security officials said.
Security officers found quantities of drugs, but no weapons, during the campaign, which took place at dawn on Saturday.
The suspects were transferred to the Security Directorate of North Sinai to complete legal proceedings.
Egyptian forces also incarcerated ... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not... a man suspected of firing 15 rocket propelled grenades at Egyptian forces during the storming of a house in Sheikh Zuwaid on Wednesday.
Forces also seized two members of Islamist group Takfir and Jihad during the operation in Bab Sidot village near Rafah.
Three Egyptian coppers and a soldier were maimed when their vehicles came under fire from RPG rockets while returning from Rafah to el-Arish, the officials added.
"The forces were entrapped by gunnies when they were returning from a raid in Rafah ... one armored vehicle was targeted by a rocket," the source said. They could not identify or pursue the attackers, he added.
Egypt has launched a crackdown against suspected Islamist cut-throats in Sinai since an Aug. 5 attack on a military position that killed 16 Egyptian troops, by gunnies Israel killed after they subsequently stormed the Israeli border.
Egypt blamed the border attack on "Islamic myrmidons" and has launched a joint army-police operation that has raided myrmidon hideouts, jugged Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please! their members and seized weapons.
Disorder has been spreading in turbulent North Sinai, a region awash with guns that has felt neglected by the central government since the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak ...The former President-for-Life of Egypt, dumped by popular demand in early 2011... last year in a popular uprising. Mubarak's government had worked closely with Israel to keep the border region under control.
A Sinai-based Islamist myrmidon organization, the Salafi Jihadi Group, warned the Egyptian army last week that the crackdown on jihadists in the area would force it to fight back.
[An Nahar] A suspected al-Qaeda jacket wallahwent kaboom!" early Sunday in southern Yemen killing the commander of a local pro-army militia and wounding six people, a government official told Agence La Belle France Presse.
Two children were among the maimed in the town of Mudiya in the restive southern province of Abyan ...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues... , the official said.
"An Al-Qaeda suicide bomber managed to enter a home used as a base by the Popular Resistance Committees and activated an explosives belt killing the local commander Nasser Ali Mansur and wounding six," he said.
The committees have recently become a target for al-Qaeda faceless myrmidons who were forced to flee Abyan in June following battles led by the army, with the local hard boyz backing them up.
A doctor in Aden told AFP he had helped evacuate three of the maimed from a hospital in the Abyan city of Loden to a bigger facility in Aden "because they are at death's door."
The attack came hours after suspected al-Qaeda faceless myrmidons killed 19 soldiers in a rocket attack and suicide kaboom on Saturday that targeted intelligence headquarters in Aden, the main southern city in Yemen.
Also Sunday, an official told AFP that Yemeni authorities have freed a leading southern separatist days after he was tossed in the clink Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw! on his arrival in Aden after spending several years in self-imposed exile.
Former ambassador Ahmed al-Hassani, who has lived in Britannia since 2006 as a political refugee, was tossed in the clink Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw! at dawn on Wednesday at the airport after arriving on-board a flight from Beirut.
Hassani was freed overnight Saturday on the express orders of President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi, the official said.
Hassani is the secretary general of the Southern Democratic Assembly.
Three days of mourning and heightened security have been declared in Ingushetia after the terrorist attack at the funeral of a police officer.
A suicide bomber blew himself up on Sunday at the funeral of policeman Ilez Korigov, killed by gunfire the day before. Eight people died in the terrorist act, including the suicide bomber, and 15 were injured.
Ingushetian authorities have released the name of the alleged perpetrator of the attack: Khamzat Aldiyev, 34, who is on the wanted list as a member of clandestine armed gangs.
The bomb was equivalent to 10 kilograms of TNT. Zurab Geroyev,the republic investigative committee spokesman, said, "The bomb was filled with shrapnel."
"The suicide bomber entered the courtyard of a private house, where policemen had arrived to convey condolences to the relatives of their slain colleague, and blew himself up," he added.
[Hurriyet Daily News] Suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) staged simultaneous attacks last night on a cop shoppe and a special security branch office in the southeastern province of Şırnak, injuring one policeman, Anatolian news agency reported.
The maimed officer was taken to Şırnak State Hospital while an operation was launched to apprehend the jihad boys, who used heavy weapons in the attack.
Meanwhile, ...back at the bunker, his Excellency called a hurried meeting of his closest advisors. It was to be his last. They discussed the officers's efficiency rating system... a specialist sergeant was maimed yesterday when PKK fighters remotely detonated a landmine in the eastern province of Hakkari, Doğan news agency reported.
The blast occurred at around 11.00 a.m. in the province's Yüksekova district as security forces were conducting an operation to locate possible mines on a road to nearby Dağlıca.
Another group of Orcs and similar vermin also set six trucks on fire on the road between Bitlis and Van provinces after stopping vehicles and checking the ID cards of passengers at around 9 p.m. yesterday, according to reports.
Suicide bomber captured
A jacket wallah was also captured by police in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır yesterday, according to reports.
The prospective female suicide bomber, who is believed to be a suspected member of the PKK, was reportedly preparing an attack and had taken drugs when she was apprehended by police.
The jihad boy, who came to the city from a rural area to launch the attack during the Ramazan bayram holiday, was incarcerated Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'! for questioning by police.
One policeman killed
Elsewhere, a policeman tasked with providing security at the Edremit Container Town was killed in an attack by PKK Orcs and similar vermin on Aug. 17 in the eastern province of Van, according to Doğan news agency
Militants opened fire from a car and heavily maimed the policeman, Abdurrahman Doğan, who was temporary appointed to the container town which is housing victims of last year's deadly earthquakes in the area.
The policeman was taken to hospital but could not be saved. A funeral for Doğan was held yesterday in the eastern province of Bitlis.
[Dawn] LAHORE: The criminal mastermind of the Kamra Airbase attack has been set to sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock, in a pestilential prison with a life-long lock Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please! . The suspect is believed to have provided financial and logistical support for the airbase attack, DawnNews reported.
The Pak Taliban grabbed credit for the attack at Kamra Airbase on August 16 in which two Pak soldiers died, while nine bad boyz were potted in the counter attack.
Sources also mentioned that a person named Tajammul was also set to sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock, in a pestilential prison with a life-long lock yesterday from Kunarh area who gave residence to the attacker in his home. Shabaz, another close ally and relative of Tajammul, who also set to sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock, in a pestilential prison with a life-long lock, is also believed to be involved in planning the attack.
Security officials also said that four more associates of the attacker were set to sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock, in a pestilential prison with a life-long lock from the areas of Taxila, Qasur, Multan and Lahore. The number of set to sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock, in a pestilential prison with a life-long lock culprits has now reached nine.
Security officials also claimed that the attackers were away from their home for more than two months. Initial investigations revealed that they belonged to a banned outfit and trained at Kunar province ... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country..... in Afghanistan.
As due espec, among other, to steadily increasing "disconnect" between Govt-Political Elites + Mainstream Pakis.
* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > PAKISTANI TALIBAN [aka TTP] THREATEN ATTACKS ON [Pak] MILITARY, vee specially selected "Suicide Bombers Squad" iff Pak Army launches new MilOff in NOrth Waziristan.
* SAME > MULLAH OMAR'S [Muslim holiday]STATEMENT IS "UNMISTAKABLE MESSAGE OF DEATH": ISAF OFFICIAL, for ordinary or peace-loving Afghans + Muslims.
RELATED WORLD NEWS > TALIBAN LEADER MULLAH OMAR TAUNTS US, BRITAIN.
* SIASAT DAILY > PAKISTANI TALIBAN SEEK "FATWA" AGZ DEMOCRACY, as well as agz Army rule in favor of Sharia + Rule by Islamic Clerics, arguing that Pakistani political leaders whom routinely vote for Secular decisions vee Sharia cannot or should not be called "Muslim".
IMO intehwesting as one way to label Islam is as "FAITH/GOD/THEO-BASED SOCIALISM" Model of Governance.
[Dawn] MIRAMSHAH:At least two beturbanned goons were killed on Sunday in the third drone attack in the past 24 hours in North Wazoo.
Missiles for the third time targeted the Shawal area of North Waziristan, killing two beturbanned goons while officials said that the corpse count could increase.
"At least two beturbanned goons were killed and two others maimed when a US drone fired two missiles at the site of this morning's attack where beturbanned goons were removing the wreckage of their two destroyed vehicles," a security official told AFP.
Another security official confirmed the attack and casualties.
The Shawal district of North Waziristan region is considered a bastion of Taliban and al Qaeda-linked krazed killers.
Earlier today, Pak intelligence officials said missiles fired from unmanned American spy planes hit two vehicles near the Afghan border, killing at least seven krazed killers.
Three intelligence officials said the strike on Sunday came in the Mana area of North Waziristan.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media.
The officials said the area is dominated by Hafiz Gul Bahadur, a commander whose forces often target US troops in Afghanistan, but they did not know whether his men were targeted.
The first strike which targeted a compound had killed at least six beturbanned goons in Shuwedar village in Shawal district on Saturday.
Pakistain had strongly protested the US drone attacks in North Waziristan on Saturday morning.
It was the fourth drone attack since the start of the Moslem fasting month of Ramazan and the second since Pakistain's spymaster, Lieutenant General Zaheer ul-Islam, visited Washington earlier this month.
Islam's talks with his CIA counterpart were also said to have focused on drone strikes.
Attacks by unmanned American aircraft are deeply unpopular in Pakistain, which says they violate its illusory sovereignty and fan anti-US sentiment, but US officials are said to believe the attacks are too important to give up.
The latest attacks were in the same region where a drone strike on June 4 killed 15 krazed killers, including senior al-Qaeda figure Abu Yahya al-Libi.
In protest at US drone attacks, local Taliban and Pak warlord Hafiz Gul Bahadur have banned vaccinations in North and South Waziristan, putting 240,000 children in the region at risk.
They have condemned the immunisation campaign as a cover for espionage. In May, a Pak doctor was tossed in the calaboose Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out! for 33 years after helping the CIA find the late Osama bin Laden ... who went titzup one dark and stormy night... using a hepatitis vaccination programme as cover.
There has been a dramatic increase in US drone strikes in Pakistain since May, when a NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis.... summit in Chicago could not strike a deal to end a six-month blockade on convoys transporting supplies to coalition forces in Afghanistan.
On July 3 however, Islamabad agreed to end the blockade after the United States apologised for the deaths of 24 Pak soldiers in botched air strikes last November.
it's getting busy out there - pretty soon they're gonna need air traffic controllers just to stop these drones from hitting each other. Hahahahaha!!!
I dunno how much longer Pakistan is going to put up with these drone attacks. Whoever is selecting targets - better get their top priorities done NOW. Pakistan is getting a real weird feeling about it ... like the current Gov't is not going to survive. It's just getting too strange over there.