Taliban interupts rush for the exits

| June 20, 2014

While we’re all watching events in Iraq, the Stars & Stripes reports that a group of Taliban operating near the Pakistan border destroyed some of the gear that is being shipped back to the US, I guess as a kick in our collective ass as we leave Afghanistan;

Insurgents attacked a parking lot at a busy border crossing in Nangarhar province just before 5 a.m., placing magnetic bombs on trucks carrying military vehicles out of the country, according to Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial government. The attack sparked an hours-long gun battle, leaving all three attackers dead and three truck drivers injured.

The trucks were attacked near the Torkham border crossing in eastern Afghanistan, a major transit point for military gear headed out of the country to the Port of Karachi in Pakistan. The attack comes one day after a fuel tanker was blown up on a road in eastern Afghanistan, leaving two civilians dead and six more injured.

According to the article, Afghans are complaining that the roads in their country are becoming more dangerous in recent months. Gee, I wonder why?

Category: Terror War

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  1. ArmyATC says:

    But we have Dear Leaders word that Afghanistan is stable and the terrorists are on the ropes. He wouldn’t lie.

  2. Delilah T. says:

    So, that will mean fewer surplus MRAPs for local PDs, then?

  3. Sparks says:

    Wow, the Taliban is alive and well in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Who knew?