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Afghanistan Car Bomb Targets Aid Team, Killing 4

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 26, 2012

We can not go anywhere, war always follow us whether we want it or not. Because we already planted and fertilized a lot:

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide car bomber targeting a NATO-sponsored reconstruction team killed four Afghan civilians, including a child, and wounded 31 on Thursday in southern Afghanistan, officials said.

Three civilian international members of the aid team – two men and one woman – were among the wounded, said Daud Ahmadi, a spokesman for the provincial governor. He said their injuries were not life threatening and did not know their nationalities.

The bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle Thursday morning as a convoy of a NATO Provincial Reconstruction Team passed by in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province, Ahmadi said.

The blast ripped through the convoy of armored vehicles, knocking at least one over and charring others. The explosion also shredded nearby storefronts and damaged at least 17 civilian cars nearby, a provincial statement said.

Provincial Reconstruction Teams are joint international military-civilian units dedicated to aid projects to boost support for the Afghan government of President Hamid Karzai. They are sponsored by the NATO military coalition and there are 27 now operating in Afghanistan.

Afghan National Army soldier Dad Mohammad witnessed the attack while on patrol in the town.

“A car passed our vehicle and parked down the road,” he said. “When the foreigners’ vehicle was passing this road, it was targeted and there was an explosion.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Gurkha killed by suicide bomber is named

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 5, 2010

Kentnews The Folkestone-based Gurkha soldier who died while on duty in Afghanistan’s Helmand province has been

Rifleman Suraj Gurung


Rifleman Suraj Gurung, 22, was killed during a follow-up foot patrol in south Nahr-e Saraj on Sunday, October 2 after an attack on his patrol base.

He was caught in an explosion when a suicide bomber detonated himself at the front of his platoon.

Rifleman Suraj was born and raised in the hill town of Gorkha in Nepal and had served in the British Army since December 2007, becoming the first member of his family to do so.

In early January 2008 he trained as a rifleman at Catterick in North Yorkshire before beginning his Gurkha infantry training. Read the rest of this entry »

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Afghanistan Casualties: 3 More U.S. Troops Die In Deadliest Month Of Afghan War

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 30, 2010

War always deadly and dreadful. We, therefore, need to love each other rather than to spend money, time and effort in war.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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