Monday, October 1, 2012

3 U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan Blast

3 U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan Blast, A man drove an explosive-packed motorcycle into a crowded market near Kabul. Afghanistan: Bomber kills 14 including 3 US troops, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in text messages to media that the insurgent group was behind the attack.

Joint patrols between NATO and Afghan forces have become more limited following a tide of attacks by Afghan soldiers and police on their international allies. Last month, the U.S. military issued new orders that require units to get approval from higher-ups before conducting operations with Afghans. Then, two weeks later, U.S. officials said most missions were being conducted with Afghans again, though the system of approvals has remained in place.

The close contact - coalition forces working side by side with Afghan troops as advisers, mentors and trainers - is a key part of the U.S. strategy for putting the Afghans in the lead as the U.S. and other nations prepare to pull out their last combat troops by the end of 2014.


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