Taliban increasing attacks on government buildings

Rick Moran
Courtesy of our Pakistani allies, not only are the Taliban continuing to infiltrate into Afghanistan, they are doing so wearing police and army uniforms.

Wonder where they got those?

Insurgents wearing police uniforms and armed with suicide vests stormed a police compound in eastern Afghanistan early Sunday morning, killing three policemen in a gunfight that lasted four hours before Afghan and NATO security forces regained control of complex, government officials said.The dawn attack occurred a mile east of the provincial capital of Khost, a volatile province bordering the tribal areas of Pakistan that have served as a haven for militants crossing into Afghanistan. It follows a pattern of attacks this spring in which insurgents wearing Afghan military or police uniforms have attacked fortified government compounds. On Saturday, a suicide bomber believed to be wearing an army uniform blew himself up in a tent on the grounds of the national military hospital in the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing at least six people who were training to be medics and wounding more than 20 others.

In Sunday's attack, four men in Afghan border police uniforms got out of a corolla station wagon and rushed toward the traffic police department and killed the gate security guard, according to a police officer who witnessed the assault just as we was coming on duty.

"They were in ABP uniforms," the officer, who asked not to be named, said. "I thought, what do they want this early in the morning at the traffic police department. Then they shot the guard."

No doubt some of our Afghan allies sold some uniforms to the Taliban, but don't discount the role of the ISI in these infiltration schemes. The Taliban is getting help in crossing the border and the ISI, Pakistan's two faced intel service, is a prime suspect.

Maybe it's time to change uniforms.



Courtesy of our Pakistani allies, not only are the Taliban continuing to infiltrate into Afghanistan, they are doing so wearing police and army uniforms.

Wonder where they got those?

Insurgents wearing police uniforms and armed with suicide vests stormed a police compound in eastern Afghanistan early Sunday morning, killing three policemen in a gunfight that lasted four hours before Afghan and NATO security forces regained control of complex, government officials said.

The dawn attack occurred a mile east of the provincial capital of Khost, a volatile province bordering the tribal areas of Pakistan that have served as a haven for militants crossing into Afghanistan. It follows a pattern of attacks this spring in which insurgents wearing Afghan military or police uniforms have attacked fortified government compounds. On Saturday, a suicide bomber believed to be wearing an army uniform blew himself up in a tent on the grounds of the national military hospital in the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing at least six people who were training to be medics and wounding more than 20 others.

In Sunday's attack, four men in Afghan border police uniforms got out of a corolla station wagon and rushed toward the traffic police department and killed the gate security guard, according to a police officer who witnessed the assault just as we was coming on duty.

"They were in ABP uniforms," the officer, who asked not to be named, said. "I thought, what do they want this early in the morning at the traffic police department. Then they shot the guard."

No doubt some of our Afghan allies sold some uniforms to the Taliban, but don't discount the role of the ISI in these infiltration schemes. The Taliban is getting help in crossing the border and the ISI, Pakistan's two faced intel service, is a prime suspect.

Maybe it's time to change uniforms.