Destroyed Many Vehicles in Three-Hour Gunbattle
Taliban forces attacked a key US outpost in the Nangarhar Province today, effectively shutting down the key eastern supply route into neighboring Pakistan, and underscoring just how bad the security situation in Afghanistan is getting.
NATO downplayed the incident, saying that no soldiers were killed in the three hour gunbattle and that the interior of the outpost was not breached by the insurgents, but that may not have been the point.
The Taliban forces destroyed over 30 military supply vehicles in the attack in addition to temporarily shutting down the supply route, underscoring their ability to hit sensitive NATO targets even now, 12 years into the war.
Supply vehicles are regularly hit on the road in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, meaning maintaining the supply lines of occupation forces is always difficult, with the US regularly having to rely on a more expensive northern route.
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