Afghan guards kill would-be bombers

Charity apparently targeted by would-be suicide bombers in Helmand province.

     

    Lashkar Gar is the closest major town to Marjah, where Nato forces have been undertaking operations to push out the Taliban.

    About 15,000 US Marines, Nato and Afghan troops took part in Operation Moshtarak, but faced only sporadic resistance as many Taliban fighters apparently melted away in the face of the offensive. 

    Helmand has seen increasing attacks recently by the Taliban against US and Nato forces in the country.

    Washington entered the country in 2001 to remove the Taliban, whom they accused of harbouring al-Qaeda operatives, from power following the September 11 attacks of the same year.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.