Farah District Governor Killed in Bomb Blast
Has it occurred to anyone but me that most of the headlines on our front page could be replace with "Murderous Bastards Strike Again" and they'd still be dead-on accurate. Maybe more so.
[Tolo News] The district governor of Purchaman in western Farah province and one of his bodyguards were killed in a roadside kaboom blast on Tuesday evening, Afghan officials said.
Mohammad Salim Mubariz was killed when his vehicle struck a roadside kaboom while travelling last night in the Purchaman district, provincial police chief Mohammad Ghaus Malyar said.
Two other bodyguards were maimed in the blast and have been taken to a nearby hospital, he said.
No group including the Taliban grabbed credit for the blast.
Insurgents use improvised bombs to target local and NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
troops, although they are also responsible for a large number of civilian deaths.
The Farah blast happened a day after two coppers were killed and six more were maimed in two separate roadside kaboom blasts on opposite sides of Afghanistan.
A blast in eastern Khost province
... across the border from Miranshah, within commuting distance of Haqqani hangouts such as Datta Khel and probably within sight of Mordor. Khost is populated by six different tribes of Pashtuns, the largest probably being the Khostwal, from which it takes its name...
's Isamealkhil district killed two police and injured four others on Monday morning, local officials said.
While two coppers were maimed in a roadside mine blast in the Aderskan district of western Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
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