Monday, January 28, 2013

Afghanistan War News Updates -- January 28, 2013

U.S. Army Sgt. William Russell, lower center, conducts a pre-mission brief before departing Forward Operating Base Farah for a meeting with leaders in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 22, 2013. Russell is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup

Afghan Militants Inflict Grim Toll -- Wall Street Journal

KABUL—Insurgents killed at least 23 officials in separate attacks over the weekend, highlighting the Taliban's growing focus on targeting Afghan security forces, as political jockeying picked up ahead of presidential elections next year.

The biggest of these attacks was a suicide bombing Saturday that ripped through central Kunduz—an ethnically diverse city in northern Afghanistan—killing 10 policemen, including the provincial counterterrorism chief and the head of the traffic department, said Sayed Sarwar Hussaini, a spokesman for provincial police. The other attacks included a roadside bomb that killed eight policemen in the southern city of Kandahar, and in Herat, Ghazni and Farah provinces, where civilians also died.

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More News On Afghanistan

ISAF Joint Command operational update, Jan 28 -- ISAF
Afghan, Coalition Troops Arrest Taliban IED Expert -- US Department of Defense
Operation “New Hope” Liberates Vital Afghan District? -- Kabul Press
Taliban planning 'spectacular' attacks -- The Australian
Bombs kill 21 police officers in single day -- Columbus Dispatch/LA Times
NATO vehicle accident injure 10 in northern Afghanistan -- Khaama Press
Afghan Interior Ministry concerned by increase in Police casualties -- The Frontier Press
US forces hopeful for peace in town friendly to Taliban -- Stars and Stripes
Main opposition leaders discuss Afghan presidential election -- Khaama Press
Pakistan seeks sustainable peace, security in Afghanistan: General Kayani -- DAWN
Roadmap to peace: Afghan defence minister arrives on five-day trip -- Express Tribune
Afghanistan, Pakistan discuss anti-terror measures -- First Post
China could prove ultimate winner in Afghanistan -- AP
Afghan President Asks for Closer Kabul-Tehran Ties -- Fars News Agency
Iran Wants More Water, Power Ties With Afghanistan, Fars Reports -- Bloomberg
Afghanistan – EU cooperation --
In Afghanistan, teaching music to overcome war's percussion -- Stars and Stripes
Counting Down to 2014 in Afghanistan
-- Ann Jones, Huffington Post
Can Afghan forces tame the Taliban? -- BBC

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