A suicide bomber killed 13 Afghans at a market in Lashkar Gah in Helmand. Police killed two Taliban fighters and captured two more in Herat. Afghan and Coalition forces detained a Haqqani Network commander and a fighter in Khost and Paktika. Admiral Mullen said he was “advised last night about a significant shipment of weapons […]
The first bomber detonated outside police headquarters in Dagestan, the second struck during rescue operations. The blasts took place just two days after the double suicide attack in Moscow’s metro.
Iraq’s Sadrists propose vote on PM choice
An Iranian nuclear scientist defected to the US and has provided intelligence to the CIA. President Obama demanded a new sanctions deadline of “weeks, not months” for Iran. A US official said that “Iran is not leaving China much room to stand on.”
The latest commentary from the Taliban’s Voice of Jihad English site (PDF via Scribd.com here) is pretty biting – here it is in its entirety [emphasis mine]: By making a 6-hour unannounced trip to Afghanistan last night, Obama proved that his military strategy and surge of 30,000 troops, his morale-boosting propaganda, all have failed to […]
Pakistani state actors behind Mumbai terror assault
A spokesman for the radical Islamist group Boko Haram threatened to attack the US and the West. “Islam doesn’t recognize international boundaries, we will carry out our operations anywhere in the world if we can have the chance,” Musa Tanko told AFP. He also said the US “is the number one target.”
Despite doubt, brother of Afghan leader retains power