Saturday, February 26, 2011

Afghanistan War News Updates -- February 26, 2011

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Suicide Bomb Attack Continues Afghan Trend -- New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — A playing field in a remote area of northwest Afghanistan where a crowd had gathered was the most recent target for a suicide bomber who detonated himself on Saturday, in the seventh suicide attack in Afghanistan in less than a month.

The attack in Faryab Province killed at least 3 people and wounded 30, said the provincial governor, Abdul Haq Shafaq. The crowd had gathered for a game of buzkashi, which involves men on horseback trying to grab a dead goat from each other. He said the attacker was a 17-year-old boy. It was unclear how officials could judge his age.

“By targeting civilians, our enemies are now losing their honor among people,” Mr. Shafaq said.

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More News On Afghanistan

Civilians killed in Afghan attacks -- Al Jazeera
Bomber kills at least 4 in northwest Afghanistan -- Yahoo News/AP
Suicide bomb kills spectators at sports field -- ABC Nwes (Australia)
Three rockets fired into heart of Kabul: official -- AFP
Forces tech their toll on Taliban -- The Sun
Afghan probe says Nato killed dozens of Kunar civilians -- BBC
Afghan officials say NATO killed 62 civilians -- AFP
Taliban prepare for summer offensive -- The International News

Pakistani Insurgents Destroy Oil Tankers For NATO Troops -- Radio Free Europe
Low pay, big risks for fuel haulers in Afghan war -- Washington Post/AP

US military pulls out of key eastern Afghan valley -- AFP
US forces pulling out of Pech valley in Afghanistan -- DAWN
US begins withdrawing forces from Kunar's Pech Valley -- Threat Matrix
U.S. leaving Afghan valley once thought key -- CBS News
U.S. pulling forces out of Pech Valley -- Stars And Stripes

Ten years after the destruction of Buddhist relics in Afghanistan -- Deutsche Welle
Jailed Christian convert is freed in Afghanistan -- FOX News
Jailed Christian convert is freed in Afghanistan -- AP
Ageless Afghanistan -- Jean MacKenzie, Global Post
The Islamic Republic of Talibanistan -- Saleem H. Ali, Foreign Policy

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