TV News LIES

Tuesday, Jun 27th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News War At least 21 dead, many hurt in Afghan Taliban raid

At least 21 dead, many hurt in Afghan Taliban raid

E-mail Print PDF

Afghan police attacked by TalibanTaliban insurgents armed with bombs, automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades attacked the Kandahar police headquarters Saturday during a bloody assault on the southern Afghan city that killed at least 21 people and wounded dozens more.

The bold afternoon raid showed insurgents are still able to launch deadly strikes on heavily fortified government institutions despite the past year's influx of U.S. troops into Kandahar province, the Taliban's birthplace. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Fifteen of those killed were Afghan police officers, said provincial Governor Toryalai Wesa. Interior Ministry spokesman Zemeri Bashary said three Afghan soldiers, two civilians and one intelligence service agent also died in the assault.

Insurgents first struck around noon, detonating a series of explosions that rocked the area near the provincial police headquarters. The police post is located in central Kandahar, not far from the governor's offices.

Initial reports suggest a car bomb exploded outside the police compound, and then immediately afterward two suicide bombers tried to storm the headquarters but blew themselves up outside the perimeter wall, according to NATO officials in Kandahar.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Saudi coalition strikes on Saada market kill dozens

Saudis hit Yemen, kill 25At least 25 Yemeni civilians have been killed by Saudi-led coalition air strike on a market...

US Forces Using White Phosphorus in Populated Areas of Iraq and Syria

US used white phosphorus in SyriaIraq claimed credit for videos earlier this week showing the use of white phosphorus munitions in...

UN: 'Staggering' civilian deaths in Raqqa offensive

Staggering civilian casualties in Raqqa offensiveIntensified coalition air strikes supporting an assault by US-backed rebel forces on Syria’s Raqqa are causing...

3 US troops killed, 2 injured by Afghan soldier

2 soldiers killedThree U.S. soldiers were killed and one other was wounded Saturday in an attack by an...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!