Monday, June 10, 2013

Afghanistan War News Updates -- June 10, 2013

Taliban Assault On Kabul Airport Ends With Seven Militants Dead -- Christian Science Monitor

A small Taliban unit assaulted the Kabul airport just before dawn today. Afghan police and Army units handled the response.

Rocket-propelled grenades and gunfire shook Kabul this morning in a predawn militant attack on Afghanistan’s international airport, which houses a NATO headquarters. Afghan forces responded to the assault quickly, putting an end to the attack four hours after it began.

The Taliban claimed responsibility via texts and e-mails during the attack, which began just after 4 a.m. All seven militants involved died – five were killed by Afghan forces and two detonated suicide bomb vests – and there were no civilian or security force casualties, reports The Wall Street Journal.

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More News On Afghanistan

ISAF Joint Command Operational Update, June 10th -- ISAF
Militants attack Kabul’s international airport -- Washington Post
Afghan forces end Kabul airport attack -- Al Jazeera
Insurgents launch four-hour attack on Kabul airport -- NBC
Taliban fighters attack military side of Kabul airport -- FOX News/AP
Militants launch suicide attack near Kabul airport -- The Telegraph
Taliban lay siege to NATO air base in Kabul in early morning assault -- McClatchy News
Afghan Forces Kill 7 Insurgents After Airport Attack -- Voice of America
Karzai praise ANSF for curbing militants attack in Kabul -- Khaama Press
Polish soldier killed in Afghanistan -- Stars and Stripes/AP
Explosion kill NATO soldier in eastern Afghanistan -- Khaama Press
Man in Afghan army uniform shoots, kills 3 Americans on base -- Stars and Stripes
Insider attack kills 3 US troops in Afghanistan -- AP
3 Americans and an Italian Killed in Afghan Attacks -- New York Times
Italian soldier killed in western Afghanistan -- AP
Six suicide bombers shot dead in Zabul province -- Khaama Press
Afghan Taliban 'behead two boys in Kandahar' -- BBC
2 children beheaded by militants, Afghan authorities say -- CNN
Army leaders walk fine line as Afghan advisers -- Military Times
Once in the lead, US advisers find frustrations, success in counselling Afghan military -- AP
Pentagon: 'Bridging force' may remain in Afghanistan -- Air Force Times
Senior Army Official Slams NY Times Report on Georgian Troops in Helmand --
Soldiers on motorcycles might be most effective in Afghanistan -- Stars and Stripes
Afghan Leader Orders Britain To Hand Over Detainees -- Defense News/AFP
Afghanistan Demands British Forces Transfer Prisoners Within Weeks -- Voice of America/Reuters
240 cases of honor killing recorded in Afghanistan, AIHRC -- Khaama Press
New German consulate opens in Afghanistan -- Deutsche Welle
In pictures: Food insecurity in Afghanistan -- BBC
U.S. mission in Afghanistan needs clarity from Obama administration -- Washington Post editorial

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