Monday, October 31, 2011

Afghanistan War News Updates -- October 31, 2011

Taliban Strike In Kabul Shows Insurgency’s Growing Reliance On High-Profile Attacks In Afghan Capital -- Washington Post

KABUL — The Taliban attack in Kabul on Saturday that killed at least 12 Americans, a Canadian and four Afghans highlights the insurgents’ growing reliance on high-profile bombings in the capital and targeted assassinations that seem designed to destroy Afghans’ confidence in their struggling government.

A vehicle laden with explosives swerved into an armored U.S. military bus, resulting in one of the deadliest strikes aimed at Americans in Kabul in the past decade, according to U.S. military and Afghan officials.

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More News On Afghanistan

Afghan violence comes during coalition crackdown -- USA Today
Afghan official ties Haqqani network to bombing -- CNN
Attacks on Foreigners in Capital Get Afghan Faction’s Message Across -- New York Times
Haqqani network may be linked to deadly Kabul bombing: officials -- National Post
Kabul suicide bomber kills US soldiers -- Financial Times
Taliban Kill 13 Americans in Armored Bus Attack -- Danger Room
Afghanistan blast targets ISAF convoy -- Al Jazeera
Bombing in Afghanistan kills 13 NATO force members -- L.A. Times
12 Americans Die as Blast Hits Bus in Afghanistan -- New York Times
Afghanistan: two Britons among 17 killed in suicide bomb attack on Nato convoy in Kabul -- The Telegraph
Suicide bombers hit US, UN offices in Kandahar -- AFP
6 killed after blast near relief and development office in Afghanistan -- CNN
Attack near UN office kills 5 in Afghanistan -- AP
Afghanistan: Attack targeting U.N. refugee agency kills five -- L.A. Times
Attack Near UN Offices in Southern Afghanistan Kills 5 -- Voice of America
3 UN staff among 6 killed in Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan -- Xinhuanet

Recent Major Attacks in Afghanistan -- New York Times/AP

Roadside attacks still bedevil U.S. forces in Afghanistan -- Miami Herald/McClatchy News
U.S. had advance warning of abuse at Afghan prisons, officials say -- Washington Post
In the Afghan city of Herat, the young are restless as war grinds on -- Stars and STripes
Soldiers returning from Afghanistan honoured with parade through London -- Daily Mail
Aiming Low at Istanbul Meeting on Afghanistan -- New York Times/Reuters
U.S. hopes regional talks will stabilize Afghanistan -- Reuters
U.S. Seeks Aid From Pakistan in Peace Effort -- New York Times
Tajikistan Seals Border With Afghanistan to Block Radicalism -- Voice of America
UN: Sharp Drop in Afghans Returning From Pakistan -- New York Times/AP
US changes tack towards Taliban -- Amir Mir, Asia Times

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