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Afghanistan Election Commission Headquarters Attacked Again

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Today, in Kabul, four terrorists dressed as women gained access to a next door residential area and fired rocket-propelled grenades at the headquarters for the Afghan’s Independent Election Commission. After a standoff with the police, the terrorists were destroyed, two policemen injured and no reporting of any innocent dead.

Prison Break in Pakistan

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan attacked a prison in Dera Ismail Khan yesterday resulting in the escape of over 200 prisoners. Reports indicate that some of the attackers engaged the prison guards outside the prison walls, while other units took up positions designed to deny access by Pakistani military units responding to the attack.

Afghans Bearing Brunt of Insider Attacks

By William Tucker

Six Afghan policemen were killed today by a fellow officer who may have been recruited by the Taliban to carry out the attack. Insider attacks targeting NATO members have been reported on extensively – commonly known as “green on blue” attacks – but it is the Afghan forces that have received the majority of the damage.

Taliban Attack U.S. Embassy and NATO HQ in Kabul

By William Tucker

A Taliban force, numbering about ten, launched an attack on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters. Several suicide attacks against Afghan police stations in Kabul coincided with the larger attack on the international targets. Reports from the International Stabilization Force indicate that the attackers were able to hit the Embassy from an adjacent building that is under construction.

US Drone War Continues at Record Pace

By William Tucker
The Long War Journal reported yesterday that the US had struck another site in Pakistan with several unmanned aerial drones killing 14 militants. According to Bill Roggio, the articles author, this is the twelfth strike in Pakistan since September 1st. According to Roggio’s statistics the US has managed to kill 29 militants in the past 24 hours.

Nine Years…

By William Tucker
Nine years ago today I was still active duty military preparing to go to work like the thousands of other soldiers on the post at the time. I arrived for the duty day about the same time the first tower was struck. Fifteen minutes later the largest military installation east of the Mississippi was locked down and I would not set foot back in my home for over 72 hours.