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BBC News: Many die in assault on governor’s compound in Parwan

August 16, 2011

At least 19 people are dead and many are injured after militants in Afghanistan stormed the provincial governor’s compound in Parwan.

Powerful explosions followed by bursts of gunfire were heard in the provincial capital, Charikar, an hour’s drive north-west of Kabul, witnesses said.

Continues at: bbc.co.uk – Many die in assault on governor’s compound in Parwan

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    August 16, 2011 17:07

    I have no words for exprime my sentiment about object of the article.
    I condolence to Afghan’s people, Marine’s Corp for an act that is not classificable other that merely terror.
    friendly Claudio Alpaca

  2. Ubikwitus permalink
    August 17, 2011 00:31

    There’s a war on.

    In a ‘quiet’ area, especially in a ‘quiet’ area peace is as assured as your willingness to accept danger and prepare for it. To say that this was a surpise is as ludicrious as the effect of 6 determined attackers. This stuff happens all the time.

    The Taliban choose soft targets. But the point is why?

    Some bloggers are saying the ‘appeasement’ movement is encouraging them. I’m inclined to think that would encourage them to husband resources and strike at more important targets. I think they’re hoping for the heavy hand of ISAF in Charikar, one that will upset the government’s applecart.

    An uptick in night raids, arrests or shootouts could do more to aggrevate the ‘allies’ of Charikor than removing somebody’s chador (the Charikor ladies don’t wear the burqah?)

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