Taliban attacks US base in Afghanistan, killing three Afghan troops

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    Taliban attacks US base in Afghanistan, killing three Afghan troops


    Explosions and gunfire have been heard at a joint US-Afghan base as the Taliban claimed to have carried out an assault against the base in the Afghan city of Jalalabad. Three Afghan guards were killed in the violence.


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    Several foreign troops have also been reported wounded in the assault.-

    Afghan officials confirm that the military base has been attacked in the east of country and fighting has lasted for hours, AP reports.

    Helicopters were firing at the military base, aiming at what appeared to be a militant gunman inside the compound as blasts were heard inside, Afghan officials stated.

    The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack via email sent to reporters.

    Also, at least five bodies in Afghan army uniform were seen at the scene, an Afghan official told AFP, but it remains unclear if those were troops or attackers.

    The attack comes days after senior US officials said that 10,000 troops were to stay in Afghanistan past the 2014 exodus deadline.


    Taliban attacks US base in Afghanistan, killing three Afghan troops — RT
     
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    Re: Taliban attacks US base in Afghanistan, killing three Afghan troop

    Welcome to the graveyard of empires....
     
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    Re: Taliban attacks US base in Afghanistan, killing three Afghan troop

    Perhaps you think you will be perceived as wise by posting an old cliché?

    Please, We have enough sophomores here already.
     
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    Re: Taliban attacks US base in Afghanistan, killing three Afghan troop

    Not a cliché, a fact, and a pretty damn right one.
     
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    Re: Taliban attacks US base in Afghanistan, killing three Afghan troop

    This cliche is untrue.

    Maharaja Ranjit Singh of the Sikh empire had successfully defeat Afghans and had got the boundaries of Afghanistan pushed back from Peshwar to the Durand Line. This has stood the test of time.
     
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    Re: Taliban attacks US base in Afghanistan, killing three Afghan troop

    Really?
    It's Not the Graveyard of Empires - By Christian Caryl | Foreign Policy
     
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    Re: Taliban attacks US base in Afghanistan, killing three Afghan troop

    Read Afghanistan's history, to learn if its a cliche' or a solid fact. From, Greeks, to Mongols, to Turks, To British to Sikhs,to USSR ---- everyone has failed to dominate this region, and seduce its inhabitants into submission. Another one is a failure in making...
     
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    Re: Taliban attacks US base in Afghanistan, killing three Afghan troop

    Pakis on death of US/Afghan troops :yey:
    Pakis on death of PA troops in Pakistan :fu:
    Pakis overall (on Taliban) :notsure:
     
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    Re: Taliban attacks US base in Afghanistan, killing three Afghan troop

    How long did it, last? - Akhbar Khan chopped of Hari sing's head in Peshawar. Throughout history a lot of superpowers and armies have gained foothold but have failed to dominate, this God forsaken barren terrain.
     
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    Re: Taliban attacks US base in Afghanistan, killing three Afghan troop

    Mongols ruled Afghanistan for 300 years.
     
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    @Black Blood

    Its been 170 odd years since Afghanistan had been severed. And even till today Afghanistan has not get its lands back.
     
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    Re: Taliban attacks US base in Afghanistan, killing three Afghan troop

    From the Foreign Policy article:
    More at the link I gave you.
     
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    They converted to Islam and settled in, ie khiljis and others. It was repeated in Bagdad as well.
     
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    Here starts the "versions of history" debate...
     
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    Re: Taliban attacks US base in Afghanistan, killing three Afghan troop

    Religion aside they controlled afghanistan for 300 years. Far from afghanistan being
    their graveyard. They ruled over the Pashtuns for 300 years. A 14 year old sikh boy
    defeated the Afghans; sikhs ruled atleast 50 years. British never bothered
    with Afghanistan because it never offered any scope for trade.
     
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    Thanks, to its geographic location.
     
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