Saturday, September 8, 2012

Binocular Snapshot for 09/08/2012

Suicide bomber has struck outside ISAF headquarters in Kabul, killing at least six people, NATO


"The bomber blew himself up near the entrance of Camp Eggers, a NATO spokeswoman said, referring to a sprawling base that is home to 2,500 coalition trainers. 

"One of our mujahideen targeted an important intelligence office used for recruiting Americans and Afghans for spying," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said.

Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith, reporting from Kabul, said that police reports blame a lone suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest. The teenager approached his target on a bicycle, police said.

"This attack was the near the entrance of the compound - a gate where people go in and out of the headquarters. I have been through this entrance before, and you have to go through a number of barriers to get in," he reported."

The explosion comes a day after the US designated the Haqqani network as a terrorist organisation."


Two Killed, 15 Injured in Violent Clash in Kabul on Massoud Holiday

"At least two people including a policeman were killed and 15 other policemen were injured in heavy fighting in the Pul-e-Sukhta area in Kabul city's west on Saturday morning.

Clashes broke out between two groups when a convoy of Ahmad Shah Massoud supporters drove through the area, according to witnesses. The number of civilians injured have not been confirmed, but officials say "dozens" were hurt in the fighting."

With 100% accuracy inside the May 15th Prophecy written at LastDayWatchers