Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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Suicide Bombers Kill 20 in Quetta Attack

"The military officials wife and children were said to be among the dead, thirty two other people were injured in the attack, official added.


Two suicide bombers attacked the residence of a military official in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least 20 and wounding dozens.


Some of the dead were members of the corps - a paramilitary force battling militants on the Afghan border."


US Troops Afghan Death Toll Reaches 1,613

"At least 1,613 US troops have been killed in Afghanistan over the past ten years, according icasualties.org, a website which keeps tracking the number of death of foreign troops in Afghanistan.


Meanwhile, the US Defense Department's tally last updated on Tuesday has explained that at least 1,375 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action and at least 100 others died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.


So far this year more than 314 US troops have been killed in the Afghan violence."

"The Afghan people will not accept foreign troops ... They are going to fight them," he said. "It's not just Pashtuns who are fighting back against Americans, now it is gaining a nationwide complexion."

Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former Saudi intelligence chief and ambassador to Britain and the United States said


"Killing bin Laden would have been the perfect moment when your president can say we've done it ... this is the timetable that we've set for withdrawal of troops and goodbye and good luck. But it hasn't happened that way."


Al-Faisal said Obama should have used bin Laden's death to announce an immediate military withdrawal.


"I don't mean withdrawing your embassy, your economic aid or your other support, but having troops on the ground in Afghanistan has never succeeded,"

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