Friday, September 18, 2009


09/18/09 AFP:
Bomb kills US soldier in Afghanistan
A bomb attack killed a US soldier in southern Afghanistan, the NATO-led force said Friday, capping another bloody week for foreign forces battling Taliban militants.

Guerrillas attacked an Italian convoy in Kabul on Thursday, killing 6 Italian troops and 10 Afghan civilians, and wounding over 50 others.

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi as a result called for foreign troops to depart Afghanistan sooner rather than later. It had already been decided that 500 of Italy's 3000-strong military mission would soon go home.

--Juan Cole

1 comment:

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Prayers ascending!