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Sep 14th, 2008

Remote-Control Bomb Kills Afghan Governor

Taliban claims responsibility

Military official: U.S. is ‘not winning the war’ in Afghanistan (NBC Nightly News, Sept. 10, 2008) — Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Congress Wednesday that America is “running out of time” in Afghanistan. NBC’s Brian Williams reports. (00:38)

September 13, 2008

PAGHMAN, Afghanistan — A bomb ripped through an Afghan provincial governor’s vehicle on Saturday, killing the politician and three others, officials said.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast that killed Abdullah Wardak, the governor of Logar province. …

Meanwhile, NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said one of its soldiers was killed Friday when insurgents fired on a patrol. …

More than 4,100 people have died in insurgency-related violence this year, according to an Associated Press count based on figures from Afghan and Western officials.


Related report

U.S. “running out of time” in Afghanistan


U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at least 519 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department.

Latest identifications:

Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (Select) Jason Richard Freiwald, 30, Armada, Mich., died Sept. 12, 2008 from injuries sustained Sept. 11 when he was shot in a battle with heavily armed insurgents while conducting combat operations in Bagram, Afghanistan. He was temporarily forward deployed from his assignment at Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Dam Neck, Va.

Navy Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Wayne Marcum, 34, Flushing, Mich., died Sept. 12, 2008 from injuries sustained Sept. 11 when he was shot in a battle with heavily armed insurgents while conducting combat operations in Bagram, Afghanistan. He was temporarily forward deployed from his assignment at Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Dam Neck, Va.



At Least 18 Killed in Bombings, Shootings in Iraq

Image: Iraq Dujail Bombing
People inspect damage after a car bombing the previous day in Dujail, 50 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008. (Photo credit: Hameed Rasheed / AP)

September 13, 2008

BAGHDAD – Gunmen on Saturday abducted and killed four employees of an Iraqi television station who were filming a program about the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, one of a series of attacks in Iraq that left at least 18 people dead.

A bomb concealed in a kiosk used to sell ice killed four security personnel and wounded nine people at a checkpoint in Baghdad, Iraqi officials said. Northeast of the capital, eight Kurdish soldiers died in a roadside bombing that reflected how ethnic tensions remain dangerously high. …

Also Saturday, gunmen stormed a house in eastern Mosul and killed a man and a woman, police and hospital officials said on condition of anonymity because of security concerns. …

The dead in the bombing in eastern Baghdad included three Iraqi police commandos and a member of a U.S.-funded armed Sunni group that has turned against al-Qaida in Iraq …

The Kurdish peshmerga soldiers, including a brigadier general, died on patrol in Khanaqin, 90 miles northeast of Baghdad near the border with Iran …


Security Developments in Iraq

Following are security developments in Iraq on Sept. 14, 2008 as reported by Reuters.

BAGHDAD – A car bomb killed two people, including a policeman, and wounded two others when it exploded in central Baghdad’s Karrada district, police said.

MOSUL – Gunmen opened fire on a publishing house, wounding three workers there, including a member of the Iraqi Islamic Party and one passer-by in central Mosul, 240 miles north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL – The bodies of two brothers were found bearing gunshot wounds in eastern Mosul, police said.

HAWIJA – Three civilians were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near a passing U.S. military patrol in Hawija, 130 miles north of Baghdad, police said.

SAADIYA – Two roadside bombs killed five policemen in the town of Saadiya, 70 miles north of Baghdad, security officials said. Five other policemen were wounded.

MOSUL – Gunmen killed two policemen and wounded another in an attack on a police checkpoint on Saturday in Mosul, police said.

ISKANDARIYA – Gunmen killed a guard from a U.S.-backed neighborhood patrol at their checkpoint in the town of Iskandariya, 25 miles south of Baghdad, on Saturday, police said.

BAGHDAD – Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered a committee be established to investigate the killing of three journalists and a driver from Iraq’s independent Sharqiya TV station in Mosul on Saturday. Police say they have arrested five suspects.

NEAR KHANAQIN – A roadside bomb killed seven members of a Kurdish security patrol and wounded two others on Saturday, south of Khanaqin, 100 miles northeast of Baghdad, the town’s mayor Mohammed Mulla Hassan said. Initial reports by police on the day said four were killed.

BAGHDAD – The bodies of two people with gunshot wounds were found in Baghdad on Saturday, police said.

BAGHDAD – A bomb attached to a car carrying U.S.-backed neighborhood guards wounded three of them and three civilians on Saturday in the Adhamiya district, northern Baghdad, police said.

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