Martyr attack hits joint base in Kabul, 20 killed
KABUL, Aug. 08 – A successful martyr attack was carried out on a joint NATO-Afghan base in Qasba area of Kabul city last night.
The attack carried out of 4 martyrdom seekers – Ali Shan and Ahmad Tawaf from Kunar, Khiyal Muhammad from Kabul and Roshanyar from Zabul – who initially detonated an SUV packed with explosives at the defense perimeter of the base, killing all the guards at the gate.
The remaining 3-man squad armed with heavy and light weapons entered the base and engaged the foreign and hireling troops in combat.
Several foreign and hireling troops were killed in the ensuing protracted fighting and bombings after which all the Mujahideen embraced martyrdom (may Allah accept them).
Around 20 enemy troops were reportedly killed in the fighting and dozens of others wounded as well as the base heavily damaged.
It should be mentioned that the report of the operation was delayed due to security reasons.
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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad . She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.