New Afghan tac­tics

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

In­sur­gents and ter­ror­ists in Afghanistan are en­ter­ing the coun­try with­out weapons and are be­ing armed for at­tacks once inside the coun­try, a U.S. Army com­man­der in Afghanistan said last week.

Brig. Gen. Rod­ney An­der­son, deputy com­mand­ing gen­eral of the Com­bined Joint Task Force-82, told re­porters by tele­con­fer­ence Oct. 31 that in­sur­gents in­fil­trate Afghanistan with­out weapons and “then con­duct their at­tacks or link up with their equip­ment once inside the coun­try.”

Afghan border po­lice have de­tected and de­tained some of th­ese in­fil­tra­tors, he said.

Sui­cide bomb­ing at­tacks in Afghanistan have been car­ried out by a com­bi­na­tion of for­eign fight­ers as well as some Afghans, Gen. An­der­son said.

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