The Pakistan-based terror group continues to use aliases in an attempt to hide its operations in South Asia. The US also said LeT conducted a suicide assault in Afghanistan as recently as May 2014.
And in Farah, an Afghan Local Police commander and an undisclosed number of policemen under his command defected to the Taliban.
The suicide bomber targeted a US and Afghan Local Police patrol as it passed by a high school in Paktia province. The US has stepped up raids against the Haqqani Network in Paktia.
An Afghan Local Policeman opened fire on a US Special Forces base in Wardak. The attack is the second of its kind in four days.
Karzai’s directive comes during sensitive negotiations and draft proposals for a residual international force to remain in Afghanistan after 2014.
The member of the Afghan Local Police was killed after gunning down two British soldiers in Gereshk district. So far this year, 14 percent of ISAF’s casualties have been caused by green-on-blue, or insider attacks.