Saturday, March 31, 2012

Afghanistan War News Updates -- March 31, 2012

U.S. Marines cross a canal as they head to an overnight post near Khan Neshin, Afghanistan, March 23, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alfred V. Lopez

Afghan Governor 'Plotted To Kill UK Ambassador' -- The Telegraph

An Afghan provincial governor plotted to kill the British ambassador and was involved in the killing of two Americans, United States officials have alleged.

Ghulam Qawis Abu Bakr armed local insurgents with rocket propelled grenades and tipped them off about a visit to his province of Kapisa by Mark Sedwill and his French and American counterparts, a US newspaper said.

Intelligence officials discovered the ambush plan in November 2009 and the visit was cancelled the night before.

American officials are also trying to prosecute Mr Abu Bakr for involvement in the suicide car bomb killing of an American colonel and American servicewoman earlier the same year.

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More News On Afghanistan

Afghanistan presses for answers on long-term U.S. military bases -- Reuters
In Afghanistan, Businesses Plan Their Own Exits -- New York Times
Afghanistan: list of investigations and prosecutions of British troops -- The Guardian
Afghanistan: Military Land Seizures Feed Anger -- Eurasia Review
Analysis: The Afghan balance sheet – a transition to ‘good enough’ -- CNN
General warns of 'endless cycle' in Afghanistan -- Deutsche Welle
Afghanistan, the election and the end game -- BBC

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