The continuing presence of U.S. troops in Afghanistan is a pointless waste of lives, money, and materiel. There is no end to the war there, because it is a jihad, and no chance that Afghanistan will be transformed into a Western-style secular republic. The resistance to the jihad can be more effectively pursued in different ways.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the Taliban killed at least five members of a demining team in southern Kandahar province….
Meanwhile, Karim Yuresh, police spokesman in northern Faryab province, says the Taliban attacked a district headquarters on Sunday night, burning down about 50 shops in Khuaja Sabz Posh district. He says reinforcements repelled the attackers. Six insurgents were killed and 10 were wounded.
The Taliban haven’t claimed responsibility for either attack.