Monthly Archives: October 2011

Suicide bomber kills five American soldiers in Kabul

The Sunday Times A suicide bomber yesterday killed 17 people, including five US soldiers and eight British and American civilian contractors, when he drove a minibus packed with explosives into the side of a military bus in Kabul in one of the deadliest attacks inside the city since the conflict began. The explosion hurled the […]

Nato ready to risk swifter Afghan handover

A classified document seen by The Sunday Times shows planners are mulling the idea of completing the planned transfer of power in 2013 The Sunday Times Nato has drawn up plans to accelerate the passing of security to Afghan soldiers and police before it withdraws from the country. It currently plans to hand over all […]

Notes on a revolution

The Sunday Times The memories will live for ever. The screaming 64-year-old woman castigating a group of young Libyan rebels for their cowardice as they sheltered from sniper fire outside her front door. The motorcyclist wearing a T-shirt with Barack Obama‚Äôs face on it, an assault rifle slung nonchalantly over his shoulder as he sped […]

Karzai death plot aimed to ignite ethnic war

The Sunday Times SITTING on the floor of a house on the outskirts of Kabul, the Haqqani network commander sipped green tea as he calmly explained the chaos his organisation set out to cause with an elaborate plot to blow up Hamid Karzai at the presidential palace. The operation would have begun with an explosion […]