Friday, April 12, 2013

7 killed in bomb attacks near Iraqi Sunni mosques

BAGHDAD, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Seven people were killed and 35 others injured when three roadside bombs hit worshipers near two Sunni mosques north of Baghdad on Friday, local police source said.
Two roadside bombs hit worshipers in succession when they were leaving the Mosque of Omar bin Abdul-Aziz in the area of Canaan near Baquba, some 50 km northeast of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a local police source told Xinhua.

Seven people were killed and 30 others injured in the back-to- back attacks, he added.

Separately, at least five worshipers were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near a mosque in Sada area, 10 km northeast of Baquba, the source said.

The Iraqi security forces cordoned off the area immediately after the attack, he added.

Violence is still common in war-torn Iraq despite the dramatic decrease since its peak in 2006 and 2007 when the country was engulfed in sectarian killings.

2013-04-12 20:42:35

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Heavy clashes in Kunar, Afghan soldiers casualties feared

Districts of Kunar.
Districts of Kunar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Heavy clashes have been reported between Afghan national army soldiers and Taliban militants in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

According to local authorities the clashes started early Friday morning at Nari district after Taliban militants attacked a security check post in this district.

Nari district police chief Mhammad Yousuf confirming the report said Taliban militants attacked the security check post on Friday morning and clashes are still going on between the two sides.

Mr. Yousuf further added that both Taliban and Afghan soldiers suffered casualties during the clashes however the exact number of deaths are still unclear.

In the meantime a local security official speaking on the condition of anonymity said at least four Afghan soldiers were killed and one other was injured.

The source further added that Taliban militants have taken at least 9 Afghan soldier with them.

By Ghanizada - 12 Apr 2013, 10:00 am

from Pajhwok:
12 ANA troops, 5 rebels dead in Kunar clash
By Khan Wali Salarzai Apr 12, 2013 - 16:57    

ASADABAD (PAN): A dozen Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed during a hours-long fierce gun-battle with Taliban insurgents who stormed a security post in eastern Kunar province that borders Pakistan's Bajuar tribal region, a military official said on Friday.
The clash broke out on Thursday night and continued until Friday afternoon. The armed rebels attacked a post of ANA's 201st Selab Military Corps in Narai district, said Col. Noman Hatifi, the corps spokesman. He said nothing about casualties.

Kunar governor and Ministry of Defence spokesman Gen. Abdul Zahir Azimi confirmed the clash, but they had no details about ANA casualties.

However, an ANA commander of a nearby checkpoint, Mirza Ali, said 12 ANA soldiers and five Taliban fighters were killed in the engagement. The attackers had seized another two ANA soldiers, he said, adding the clash that began last night continued until Friday afternoon.

A Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed 15 Afghan soldiers were killed in the attack in Anchagal area. The fighters also seized two RPG, a heavy machinegun and 12 small weapons from the government soldiers, he said.
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Apr. 12., 2013. - RC-East operational update

BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Afghan National Security Forces found and safely cleared three improvised explosive devices during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, April 11.

Ghazni province
Afghan National Security Forces found and safely cleared one IED during operations in the Ghazni district.

Logar province
Afghan National Security Forces found and safely cleared one IED during operations in the Pul-E-Alam district.

Wardak province
Afghan National Security Forces found and safely cleared one IED during operations in the Sayyidabad district.

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Bob Bergdahl, the father of current POW, Sgt Bowe Bergdahl speaks Out

today Patrick J. Hughes has left a new comment on my site,
so i'm posting this video now here:

Published on Apr 10, 2013
On Tuesday, 9 April 2013 there was a Freedom March held in Washington, DC. by P.O.W. Activist Organization "Honor-Release-Return"

Bob Bergdahl, the father of current POW, Sgt Bowe Bergdahl and Former POWs Mike Benge, Larry Stark, Carmel Whetzel to speak.

Beginning with a wreath-laying at the war memorials, followed by a march to the steps of the U.S. Capitol building, and featuring speeches by Bob Bergdahl, father of current POW, SGT. Bowe Bergdahl, Afghanistan, captured June 2009, currently being held by the Taliban aligned Haqqani network in Pakistan, Mike Benge, Prisoner of War, Vietnam, Larry Stark, Prisoner of War, Vietnam, Carmel Whetzel, Prisoner of War, WWII, and Roger Hall, POW/MIA activist and Bob 'Bulldog' Ousley, Major, US Army (Retired) They will focus on demanding that the U.S. government formally request and negotiate for the return of all live Americans who are in captivity in foreign countries, and negotiate for information concerning Americans unaccounted for and believed to be held captive in Southeast Asia, Russia, North Korea, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Patrick J. Hughes U.S.M.C. ChuLai 67-68
Rolling Thunder Inc. National Photographer
YouTube: mag12chulai
God Bless America 
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