February 12, 2011

Taliban Attack Police in Khandahar Murder 15

bbckandaharexp.jpgBBC:

A Taliban raid on the southern Afghan city of Kandahar has killed 19 people, including 15 policemen, officials say.

Militants armed with suicide bombs, guns and rocket-propelled grenades struck the police headquarters in the city centre around noon.

Explosions shook the area as Afghan security forces battled the attackers for several hours.

Dozens of people were reported injured in the attack on the city, which is the birthplace of the Taliban.

President Hamid Karzai condemned the attack: "The enemies of Afghanistan have once again shown their evil intent."

The Nato-led International Security Assistance Force said besides the 15 policemen, one Afghan intelligence official, two Afghan soldiers and two civilians were killed.

A Taliban spokesman, Yousuf Ahmadi, said his group had carried out the attack.

on the bright side...
There were no reports of survivors among the militants.
But isn't that kind of the Taliban's gig? Go out, murder some innocent Muslims and get killed doing it.

All for no military gain or objective other than the spilling of blood?

Update: Some video from the scene below.


By Howie at 04:42 PM | Comments |