Sunday, April 23, 2017

Death toll rises to 140 after Taliban attack in Afghanistan

Via Billy


The death toll has risen to “as many as 140” Afghan soldiers in the wake of Friday’s attack on a military base by Taliban members apparently disguised in military uniforms, officials said.

One official in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, where the attack occurred, said Saturday at least 140 soldiers were killed and many others were wounded, Reuters reported. Other officials said the toll could even be higher.

A U.S. official in Washington on Friday had put the toll at more than 50 killed and wounded, Reuters reported.

As many as 10 Taliban fighters, dressed in Afghan army uniforms and driving military vehicles, slipped onto the base and opened fire on mostly unarmed soldiers eating a meal and leaving a mosque after Friday prayers, officials told Reuters.

More @ AJC

8 comments:

  1. The US doesn't have the stomach to defeat an enemy like that.

    I sure don't either.

    I hope we take the hint and exit.

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  2. Never should be there--or anywhere fighting without a declaration of war. By the way, I heard a former military guy call into Michael Savage and say that we haven't had a Constitutionally required Declaration of War since WWII because the UN Charter forbids member nations from doing so! Savage rightly replied, "that's why we should be out of the UN." As was the JBS mantra from decades ago, GET THE UN OUT OF THE U.S. AND THE U.S. OUT OF THE UN. --Ron W

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    1. THE U.S. OUT OF THE UN.

      Still have a sign down here outside of Cape Carteret.

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  3. Guess I'll have to run out and buy some more sympathy cards. Ha, ha.

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    1. Buy me some. The check's in the mail........:)

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    2. Hopefull, I'll need to buy a case for us.

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