Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Taliban Are Using Night Vision Goggles To Devastating Effect Against Afghan Security Officers

A Canadian soldier uses his night-vision goggles during a patrol in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan on June 13, 2011. The Taliban are now using night-vision technology to launch attacks in the dark of night. Reuters/Baz Ratner

DW: Taliban night vision attacks in Kandahar, Farah kill dozens

Taliban attacks on checkpoints in the Afghan provinces of Kandahar and Farah have left dozens of security personnel dead. The night-time assaults coincide with a survey showing Afghans deeply worried about their safety.

Night vision technology had likely been used by the Taliban in two Monday night attacks on Afghan checkpoints, said a spokesman for the western province of Farah.

Nine Afghan National Army soldiers were killed along with three civilians, said Farah governor spokesman Naser Mehri.

"There are signs the Taliban may have used night vision technology to approach and surprise our forces," said Mehri, adding that the attackers had "suffered casualties" as they were repelled.

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More News On The Taliban Using Night Vision Goggles To Slaughter Afghan Security Officers

Taliban Kill Dozens of Afghan Police Officers in 2nd Night of Attacks -- New York Times
The Taliban Is Using Russian Night-Vision Goggles To Kill Afghan Soldiers -- Newsweek
The Taliban is using night-vision goggles to mount a wave of deadly attacks in Afghanistan -- Business Insider
Taliban kill at least 27 Afghan cops in overnight ambushes -- CBS/AP
Dozens of Afghan security forces killed in Taliban raids: officials -- AFP
Dozens Of Afghan Security Personnel Reported Killed In Taliban Attacks -- RFE
22 policemen killed after Taliban attack Afghan checkpoints -- International Business Times
Night Vision Goggle-Wearing Taliban Are Terrible News for Afghan and US Forces -- War Zone/The Drive

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