Suicide bombers hit a government complex in the capital of Iraq's mainly Sunni Muslim Anbar province on Tuesday
"Two suicide bombers wearing explosive vests and a third driving a car blew themselves up at the provincial government buildings in central Ramadi, officials said.
Sectarian tensions still simmer in Iraq more than eight years after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein as Iraq's government tries to decide whether to ask U.S. troops to stay past a year-end deadline for their departure."
Know the failures will continue to mount up, because of God curse to the Bush/Obama Administrations
The most prominent Afghan official trying to negotiate a reconciliation with the Taliban was assassinated Tuesday
"The main victim of the attack, Burhanuddin Rabbani, was the leader of the High Peace Council, and had been tasked with reaching out to the Taliban for ways to resolve the conflict.
Mr. Rabbani was also a former president of Afghanistan, and news of his death sent shock waves through the Afghanistan government just as President Hamid Karzai was at the United Nations General Assembly.
Other members of the High Peace Council said the bomber had been vetted as a messenger who was said to have information for Mr. Rabbani and had been escorted into Mr. Rabbani’s heavily guarded home by Rahmatullah Wahidyar."
"The bomber, who apparently had explosives concealed in his turban, entered Rabbani's home in an upscale Kabul neighborhood on the pretext of visiting him"
The powerful blast injured at least two other people, Zaher said, possibly including at least one other member of the High Peace Council, as the reconciliation body was known."
"Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said of the violence in Afghanistan, including Rabbani's assassination, "We know that is the campaign the insurgents are on. We've got to adjust to that and protect the leaders"
"Someone is going to have to step in very quickly because that is a critical part of the peace process," Mullen said of Rabbani's role. The killing represents the strategy of the Taliban to assassinate as many leaders as possible, Mullen said."
A suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up outside a district police headquarters in a generally peaceful area of northern Afghanistan near the Turkmenistan border, killing four people
"The attack was in the Aqcha District of Jowzjan Province, known for its carpet weavers. In a separate attack in Jowzjan Province, five border police officers were killed by a roadside bomb. Mullah Khudai Nazar Qumsayee, the chief of the provincial elders’ council, accused the government of neglect"
Names of the Dead
"Department of Defense has identified 1,759 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed the deaths of the following Americans recently:
ADAMS, Danial R., 35, Sgt. First Class, Army; Portland, Ore.; First Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group.
DUTCHER, Michael J., 22, Cpl., Marines; Asheville, N.C.; First Marine Division.
HOSEY, Michael W., 27, Staff Sgt., Army; Birmingham, Ala.; Third Battalion, First Special Forces Group.
PRINCE, Mycal L., 28, Sgt., Army; Minco, Okla.; Oklahoma National Guard.
RODRIGUEZ, Rodolfo Jr., 26, Sgt., Army; Pharr, Tex.; 25th Infantry Division.
STODA, Chester G., 32, Sgt., Army; Black River Falls, Wis.; Eighth Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade."
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