24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site

RSS

Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

Suicide Bombers Kill 18 Afghan Police

The Taliban killed 18 Afghan security personnel in two separate suicide attacks in southern Afghanistan today. One of the attacks killed a border police commander.

The largest of the two attacks took place at a police reserve unit in Tarin Kot, the capital of Uruzgan province. A suicide bomber wearing a police uniform entered the dining facility and detonated his vest, killing 12 policemen and wounding five more, Reuters reported. Four of the wounded are reported to be in critical condition.

It is unclear if the attack was carried out by a policeman, or by a Taliban fighter who entered the compound by wearing a police uniform. The green-on-green variety of insider attacks, which involve Afghan security personnel turning on their own, are more common and often far more deadly than the green-on-blue attacks, in which Afghan forces kill ISAF troops or personnel.

Source: The Long War Journal. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

advertisement