Sorry Charlie: Taliban Bombers Fail In Afghanistan
As ABC News reports:
The militants failed to gain entry to Camp Salerno in Khost city after launching waves of attacks just before midnight on Monday, said Arsallah Jamal, the governor of Khost. The base is just a few miles from Pakistan’s border.
Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, the Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman, said Afghan soldiers, aided by U.S. troops, chased and surrounded a group of insurgents, and that six militants blew themselves up when cornered. Seven other militants died in those explosions and a rolling gun battle, he said.“(The Afghan National Army) is saying that anytime we get close to them, they detonate themselves,” Jamal said.
Unfortunately, an ambush outside Kabul left ten of our French allied warriors dead. Godspeed to our brothers in arms and their families. Thankfully, Sarkozy stated that he remains undeterred in the Taliban-al-Qaeda effort to affect French public opinion on troop deployments.