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U.S. general killed, German general wounded in Afghan attack

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posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 04:49 PM
Not sure if this is in the right forum, or been posted yet.
The story is dated 05/08/14

Here is some of the article details.

(Reuters) - A U.S. general was killed and more than a dozen people were wounded, including a German general, in the latest insider attack by a man believed to be an Afghan soldier, U.S., German and Afghan officials said on Tuesday.

The attack raised fresh questions about the ability of NATO soldiers to train and advise Afghan security forces as western nations gradually withdraw. The U.S. and German generals were on a routine visit, the Pentagon said.

According to an April 2014 Pentagon report on the war, there were 15 insider attacks against foreign troops in 2013, down from 48 in 2012.

posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 05:31 PM
a reply to: keenasbro

When are we going to learn those people do not want any help and are not worthy of any help in the first place? Let them eat poppies and be beaten by taliban 24/7 and get out.

posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 05:59 PM
a reply to: keenasbro

All the more reason to get out of there before shtf

posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 04:20 AM
Whats the chance that the killer was 'allowed' or 'planted' by certain intelligence agency ?

posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 03:57 PM
Why. to get rid of a General, it;s not like they can use this as an excuse to start a war with Afghanistan, been there done that.

a reply to: buntalanlucu

posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 02:13 AM
This is sobering reminder ..

Would this be the future fate of US armed force in Afghanistan and NATO allies ?

Remember they also began the uprising by blatantly murdering a group of military leaders/staff

On 2 November 1841, Akbar Khan proclaimed a general revolt and the citizens of Kabul quickly followed suit. They stormed the house of Sir Alexander Burnes, one of the senior British political officers, and murdered him and his staff. Both Elphinstone and Macnaghten were caught by surprise. By now the East India Company only had 4,500 men in and around Kabul, of which 690 were Europeans.

The 1842 Kabul Retreat (or Massacre of Elphinstone's Army) took place during the First Anglo-Afghan War. Following an uprising in Kabul, Major General Sir William Elphinstone negotiated an agreement with Akbar Khan, one of the sons of King Dost Mohammad Khan of Afghanistan, by which his army was to withdraw to the British garrison at Jalalabad, more than 90 miles (140 km) away. As the army and its numerous dependents and camp-followers began its march, it came under attack from Afghan tribesmen. Many of the column died of exposure, frostbite or starvation or were killed during the fighting.

The Afghans launched numerous attacks against the column as it made slow progress through the winter snows of the Hindu Kush. In total the British army lost 4,500 troops, along with 12,000 mainly Indian camp-followers. The final stand was made just outside a village called Gandamak on 13 January.

edit on 7-8-2014 by buntalanlucu because: (no reason given)

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