The six-man cell included a medical professor, three university students, and a member of Karzai’s presidential bodyguard.
The family of al Qaeda’s operations chief for Pakistan was notified of his death. His cousin, a senior al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan, was killed one year ago.
The DC Circuit Court denied a Guantanamo detainee’s appeal yesterday. The detainee, Shawali Khan, was a facilitator for Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin prior to his capture in 2002. According to a leaked file, Khan’s cell in Kandahar received weapons and other support from Iran.
The Taliban shouted “Allahu Akbar” after using an 82mm recoilless rifle to execute a police commander in Paktia province in eastern Afghanistan.
Lieutenant Colonel Nasratullah Nasrat, the commander of Afghan forces in Sabari district in Khost, said that Pakistan’s intelligence service fuels the insurgency. He also believes US forces will not withdraw by the 2014 deadline.
The Taliban targeted the office of the British Council, killing eight people.
A US patrol hunts insurgents in the village of Majiles in Sabari district. The aftermath of a grenade attack, which wounded six US troops, highlights the difficulty of partnered operations with Afghan forces.
A brief rundown on security in the Haqqani Network-influenced district in Khost province, Afghanistan.