Death Toll Rises In Taliban-Orchestrated Attack; 3 US Soldiers Died

Tyler Durden's picture

This is a developing story...

Update: 4:40 p.m.

The New York Daily News and ABC are now reporting that three US soldiers died in an attack in Eastern Afghanistan for which the Taliban have now claimed responsibility. Government sources had earlier said two soldiers died.

Vice President Mike Pence, speaking in Wisconsin on Saturday, offered his condolences to the victims’ relatives.

"On my way here I was informed that U.S. service members were killed and wounded in an attack in Afghanistan," Pence said. "The president and I have been briefed; the details of this attack will be forthcoming. But suffice it to say, when heroes fall, Americans grieve. And our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these American heroes."

So called green-on-blue attacks aren’t uncommon in Afghanistan and happen for various reasons. The frequency of attacks spiked in 2012, but have reduced after better vetting practices were put in place, ABC reported.

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Update: 1:20 p.m.

The AP is now reporting that the Taliban have taken credit for the attack. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement that a Taliban loyalist had infiltrated the Afghan army "just to attack foreign forces."

A statement from the U.S. military said merely that the military was "aware of an incident in eastern Afghanistan."

White House spokesman Raj Shah told reporters traveling with the President Donald Trump in New Jersey that Trump was "following the emerging situation in Afghanistan."

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Two US soldiers have been killed after an Afghan army soldier opened fired on them in eastern Afghanistan, an Afghan official told the Associated Press.

Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar province, told the AP Saturday that two other US soldiers were wounded in the attack, which took place in the Achin district.

He said the Afghan soldier was killed after the attack.

The insider attack was similar to an incident in March, when an Afghan soldier opened fire at a base in Helmand Province, wounding three US soldiers.
 

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nmewn's picture

"You know what I've noticed? Nobody panics when things go "according to plan." Even if the plan is horrifying! If, tomorrow, I tell the press that, like, a gang banger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it's all "part of the plan". But when I say that one little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds!" ;-)

robertocarlos's picture

I thought enlisted men were not allowed to have guns.

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

no comment....

 

sheep to the slaughter......

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

just more famililes without sons.......cannon fodder for the jew in israel and american made up, fake bank wars.....

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

it's the greatest show on earth people step right up step right up! it's the fake american bank wars season 17! 

2banana's picture

Still safer in Afghanistan than a weekend in Chicago...

Winston Churchill's picture

Thats just DNC fundraising from organ harvesting.

Don't believe me, George Webb exposed that ratline months ago.

Democraps don't harvest cotton no more.

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

can't wait to hear the rethoric from mr. clown boy.......

 

it's the greatest show on earth people step right up step right up! take a seat sit back and enjoy the show!

 

 

..........................just more victims in the fake american bank wars...its a sad situation........but they get what they deserve.....i warn people but they don't listen....

 

then you learn the hard way.

A. Boaty's picture

Opium is the opium of the masses.

innertrader's picture

COPIED LETTER:

by George Roof, Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired)

 http://www.truthorfiction.com/george-roof-presidents- ive-known/

 

 

Because I am a "lifer" in the military, I've seen the impact of a president more than many of you can imagine.  I enlisted with LBJ and saw just what a Democrat clusterflock was all about.  I went to Vietnam and saw how we were constantly and incessantly bombarded with micromanagement from Washington that got thousands of military people killed.  I sometimes wonder if I'll get to heaven, but if I go to hell, I'm sure I'll still be a few hundred floors above that bastard Robert McNamara , LBJ, John Kerry, Jane Fonda, and yes, even the "hero" John McCain

 

After Johnson "abdicated" rather than having his ass waxed, I lived through Nixon who was hawkish but allowed the generals (and there WERE a few real generals back then versus now) run the show.  He was so out of touch that he never knew North Vietnam was about to surrender when the Paris Accord was presented.

 

Only God could help us after Gerald Ford was beaten by Jimmy Peanuts who'd been funded by Saudi money.  The military was turned into Section 8 and even the WhiteHouse suffered the austerity.

 

Then the light began to shine and Ronald Reagan swept into the fray.  He not only loved the country and the military, they loved him back.  Esprit d'corps was off the scale during his presidency.  The Liberals were slowly turning into socialists, however, and about this time all the draft dodgers of the 1960's who'd been given amnesty by Jimmy Peanuts were turning out college graduates with degrees in socialism.

 

Bush 1 was an enigma from the CIA and though he never did much either way, he NEVER DID MUCH EITHER WAY.

 

Welcome to Bill Clinton.  Clinton spent most of his two terms wagging the dog and creating the Oral Office, sending a bomber to blow up Quaddafi's tent and killing a goat or two, while allowing the UN to set up the infamous Black Hawk Down situation.  He made history by becoming only the second president to be impeached.

 

I actually felt sorry for Bush 2.  He was doomed to infamy from the start.  He thought most of America was still the rah rah patriots of WWII when they were simply socialists waiting to feed him to the sharks.

 

Then there came the Manchurian Candidate with a faked (OK Democrats, let's say "of questionable origin" to assuage your PC brains) birth certificate, who'd gotten a free ride through college under a foreign student exemption, and whose college records and complete life history had been sealed.  (We know more about Thomas Jefferson's bastard children than we do about Obama, Michelle, OR their two kids.)  From his inaugural address, he slandered America and within days had begun to encourage dissension of the races as well as slandering police who "acted stupidly."  That was mild to the crap that would come in doubling the national debt from what had been built by ALL THE PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS COMBINED, feeding us bullshit about how Muslims built this country, and nationalizing American industries.  Fueled by George Soros' money and using the Air Force fleet as his personal charters, he appointed malcontents and traitors into positions of authority.  He trashed the Constitution by installing "czars" (interesting he chose a title like that) to bypass Congressional authority.  By that time, Congress was completely corrupt on both sides of the aisle.  No one had balls to impeach this charlatan.

 

Mysteriously, the lone outspoken conservative Supreme Court Justice suddenly dies in his sleep at an "Obama pal's" hunting lodge and the Supreme Court is evenly split.  Finally, Congress shows some balls and rejects Obama's nomination.  The Libertards aren't worried because the fix is in. Soros has paid demonstrators to cause turmoil at all the Republican gatherings, Obama concedes that illegal aliens should vote as they won't be prosecuted, and Soros-manufactured voting machines are caught switching votes in certain precincts.  Hillary has cheated her way to the nomination and her lies are completely ignored by the brainwashed minions of sycophants who follow her.

 

But a shocking thing happened on the way to the forum.

 

Middle America had had enough and although the pollsters and the pipers tried to convince them not even to bother to vote, they were fed up with the denizens of the swamp.  It was time.  Florida was designated a "swing" state ignoring that all those old retirees living in St. Petersburg, and the fed up Cuban Americans of Miami weren't interested in their platform.  Ohio and Pennsylvania, where coal production was blacklisted and where Obama had ridiculed them for "clinging to their Bibles and their guns," lay awaiting this supposed "landslide" Hillary vote and creamed it.

 

The Socialist world of the Democratic Party disintegrated. An American who expressed unbridled love of country and respect for police, firemen, and military steamrolled across the heartland and the liberals realized their scheme was trashed.  A CONSTITUTIONALIST would be nominated to the Supreme Court and if the old hag Ginsburg who'd claimed to retire if Trump were elected would actually leave, the Supreme Court would have a massive majority of CONSTITUTIONALISTS for the next 40-50 years.

 

Now, the same party who'd ridiculed Trump on his comments about the election being rigged, started screaming that the election was rigged.  They even advocated having the election repeated.  They created mobs that burned and pillaged, stopped traffic, threatened murder, battery and rape of Trump supporters, and became the anarchists that the socialist dream thrives upon.  They run like castrated pigs for safe zones and use diaper pins as their national symbol.

 

This is exactly what happens when political correctness takes over and participation trophies are awarded to everyone.  They can't conceive how disgusting and subservient they have become.  Donald Trump may NOT be the best person for the job, but he's such a welcome respite from the candy-assed whimps who've been running the swamp that it's refreshing to see.  At the very least, Donald Trump derailed the Socialist train and bought us precious time.  If he only does half of what he's promised, we'll still be legions ahead of where Obama has dragged us.  Already countries who held us in contempt are lining up to be found in the favor of America.

 

So for you liberal lurkers and you half-assed fence-sitters, fuck off!  You had your big hurrah and now your party is over.  For you staunch Republicans in office, don't gloat so much yourselves.  You've been put on notice by the American people that we're fed up with ALL YOU BASTARDS and if you don't start putting America first, you do so at your own peril.  You might want to buy a copy of George McGovern's autobiography and see how shocking and humbling it can be for a professional politician to have to try to find legitimate work once he falls from grace.  

 This election was pure, unadulterated AMERICAN.  Hillary got beaten and AMERICA WON THE ELECTION You can claim he's not "your president" all you want, but unless you forfeit your American citizenship, 

YES HE IS!!!!   

             Go cry a river some place they need water.....try 'KALIFORNIA' for starters!

 

HoyeruNew's picture

obvious copy and paste is obvious. "Liberal this Liberal that. Yes indeed. Yet NOT a fukken word what USA is doign in Afganistan.

All you military morons must be the biggest idiots on the planet to stay in the military and get used by the Military-industrial complex decades after decades. Either that or you cant find a job nowhere else.

ExplodingEntropy's picture

Dude, people are expected to act selfishly and joining our american death squads are the only option for some.

numapepi's picture

I wonder... have you ever thought for yourself Hoyer?

rejected's picture

"Yet NOT a fukken word what USA is doing in Afghanistan."

The much hated ballyhooed Taliban shut down the poppy fields which were/are the main source of black ops money the Western Intel and 'Law Enforcement' Agencies have other than gun peddling. There have been plenty of pics showing US Forces guarding these fields.

Not only is this the true reason,,, it's the only logical one. These parasites give a shit about religion or type of government. Only money motivates them.

Hope this helps :)

ExplodingEntropy's picture

Thank you. That is a very valueable perspective from the guys who we need on our team.

halcyon's picture

There's no "our team". 

US is run by a small elite, including the army and it's profits.

And we ain't in it.

 

ExplodingEntropy's picture

Our team is the new economy that will pull the rug out from the elites. And real patriots will be needed

Blankone's picture

Not one mention about Israel or the jews. Bush put on a pedestal when his and his families ties to 911 are clear. No mention of the lies used to begin he wars in the ME (Iraq) and solidify the use of the armed forces as killers for profit.

And Regan? That piece of shit who conned the people with his trickle down BS and debt.

Not one mention about how Trump filled his admin with jews and the same swamp creatures as before. Not one mention about how Trump has reversed or abandoned most of his promises.

This guy is just an example of and part of the problem.

And yes, Trump is president, just like Clinton was, Obama was, etc..

Moe Howard's picture

I can agree with most of the history based on my service.

Mr Hankey's picture

You are a caracature of a stereotype of a cartoon. John Rambo . A Man. A Legend. A God.           Straight out of Hymiewood.

T

Wahooo's picture

Hey young people with great futures ahead of you: Uncle Sham Wants you!

HoyeruNew's picture

they died for "freedom and democracy"

coast1's picture

I read that Obama was behind Saudi 110 billion dollar arms deal and just as a possibility...Trump has no intention to sell at this point...we were not told the truth

HoyeruNew's picture

trump has no intention to sll? He sold long ago pally wally. Whatta moron.

coast1's picture

You should look it up yourself or provide a link to your research....I am always open to other intelligent and researched opinions

Stan522's picture

Remove all US troops, clearly deliver a message that if any acts of aggression originate from this piece of shit cult religion hell hole of a dispicable scum country either a series of MOAB bombings will occur, or the option to make their fucking cult country into a glass top table....

rejected's picture

Then where will your CIA get their poppy's from to sell drugs to your family and friends? 

And what's an act of aggression?  Flipping off the USA for illegally invading them, killing, maiming hundreds of thousands? Robbing them? Telling them how to run their country?

What they do, their religion, and how they run their country is none of our f*cking business. Who died and put the US in charge? Don't give me that 911 crap. The whole F*ucking world knows that was an inside job.

veritas semper vinces's picture

Well said,intelligent comment. The truth might not be pleasant,but this does not change it

SpanishGoop's picture

Only two, just collateral dammage.

MIC not losing sleep over.

 

rejected's picture

Correct there.

As far as there concerned,,, it's for the cause!

Whatever that is.

SmittyinLA's picture

Dear Mr Trump,

GTFO of Afghanistan, that's why we hired you, it's a druggy quarry and we don't own it and we get no profit from policing it.

Our junkies will buy from anybody, they don't care.

Let the cartels pay for their own security.

halcyon's picture

... but, but, how will CIA then get its extra-black-ops funding?

I mean, it can't only trade guns illegally -- there's way too little profit in that.

 

veritas semper vinces's picture

And the zionist banks that survive laundering the drug money?

rejected's picture

Two more.... Can anyone tell me what for other than us vs them?

And,,, to my understanding, the way the Geneva convention reads, Any soldier in uniform of an invading army is fair game to those being invaded. So the terrorism crap doesn't apply here.

How many of your sons and daughters, or other relatives are you ready to lose to the parasites in Washington DC? 

King of Ruperts Land's picture

We need to cut back on the number of Generals the US has. We should tear down the Pentagon, and replace it with a nice command center with 10% of the floor space.

Less Generals equals less inexperienced military bosses looking to earn their glory in some stupid engagement.

847328_3527's picture

Bush sent these kids there to kill an dbe killed and Obama kep them there.

 

Both war criminals.

mary mary's picture

Let Turkey take over.

Moe Howard's picture

The stated purpose of American involvement was to topple the Taliban because they would not give up Osama and his gang.

They claim Osama is gone, and his gang in Afghanistan was eliminated long ago.

Why are we still there, in America's longest war ever?

esum's picture

15 billion per year in drug money....

just like why the texmex border is a sieve....

 

 

 

montresor's picture

Come home and defend me from the democratic party because that is who is trying to kill us all.. Stop trying to help these haji pieces a shit.. They're animals.. They will never form a peaceful society.  They don't understand humanity, so stop trying to deliver it to them..   The real enemy of the American Constitutional Republic is the democratic party.. The real war, is against the democratic party and unelected government bureaucrats.. The democratic party supports the Afghanistan deployments because those deployments place critical special ops personnel away from the domestic theater and moves them into this quagmire shithole..  The democratic party is a greater enemy than any jihadist could ever aspire to be, that's why jihadists have become the hand maiden servant whores of the democratic party.. They are forever linked together as one...

King of Ruperts Land's picture

I agree. Enemies domestic need attention. I have some respect for these tribal people. Their culture and system is old and seems crude to us, but it may be more resilient than ours if we don't smarten up. Trump said no more regime change and nation building projects. He is a stubborn cuss. I expect him to get us out of there.

PleasedToMeatYou's picture

So, is this thing loaded?  ......Oh, shit! 

A Frank Drebin moment.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNdtLURhj3Q

Korprit_Phlunkie's picture

WHO could have seen this coming? Maybe some wacko fringe lunatic. Same people who predict market crash coming.

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

while your goy soldiers are on the other side of the planet "fighting terrorism" you are losing your freedoms at home.

 

freedoms for security......you walk in every trap....i try to warn you but if you dont listen then enjoy.....this war on terrorism is nothing but a plan to take your freedoms away...17 years and going....the plan is flawless so far...TSA, DHS and counting

esum's picture

and so the proper response SHOULD BE to remove his family's DNA from the face of the earth...

and level their houses and confiscate their property...

think twice goat fuicker