February 25, 2012

Two High-Ranking U.S. Military Advisers Killed in Kabul

Searching for the prisoners extremists messages, eh?

And our government keeps apologizing for disposal of of Korans desecrated by Afghan prisoners.



KABUL—Two high-ranking U.S. military advisers were killed Saturday during a clash with an Afghan national at Afghanistan's Interior Ministry headquarters, according to Afghan and Western officials.

An American colonel and major were both found shot in the head at the busy ministry compound that is the nerve center for the Afghan law enforcement, according to one Western official in Kabul.

Afghan and American officials shut down the compound as they launched an investigation into the killings in one of the most heavily guarded parts of the capital.

Top U.S. military officials said they were still trying to determine the identity of the attacker. But one Western official in Kabul said that the two Americans were shot by an Afghan policeman upset about the burning of Qurans earlier this week at a U.S. military base.

Naturally, the Taliban is claiming responsibility
Hours after the shooting, the Taliban issued a statement claiming that the attacker was an insurgent infiltrator who killed the Americans in retaliation for the Quran burning. In the statement, the Taliban said the assailant called to inform the insurgent group that he had carried out the attack and escaped unharmed.

Details of the incident remained sketchy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these men.

May these men RIP, sigh.



In response to killing of two high-ranking US military advisers inside the Afghan Interior Ministry, NATO commander says all NATO personnel are being recalled from surrounding ministries as protests over Koran burning continue for fifth day.
Oh so much related: Dear Prez Karzai

And: American Response to Afghan Quran Incident a Show of Weakness

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