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    Afghan president unhurt as election rally/Kabul bombings kill 48 including 10 security forces

    A day after report of another US soldier's death (US Special Forces Soldier Killed a Week After Trump Canceled Taliban Peace Talks), news of escalating violence in the ongoing longest war in US history:

    Blast kills 26 at Afghan election rally, aide says president unhurt

    Sept. 17, 2019, 5:33 AM EDT
    By Ahmed Mengli, Mushtaq Yusufzai, Saphora Smith and Reuters

    KABUL — An explosion near an election rally attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani killed 26 people — including 4 security forces —and injured 42 others, local officials said, but Ghani was unhurt according to an aide.
    Women and children were among the victims in the suicide attack in Parwan province, according to Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior who said at least 26 people were killed.
    Ghani had been due to address the rally in Charikar, capital of Parwan province, north of Kabul, when the suspected militant attack occurred, a health official told Reuters.

    "The president is unharmed," Ghani's aide told Reuters.
    In a separate incident, a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured 38 in the center of Kabul, Rahimi said. Six of the victims were military personnel, he added.


    US airstrikes, chaotic firefight between allies kill 6 Afghan troops

    126 US trained military troops/special forces killed in latest Afghan attack

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    Published 11 hours ago
    US Army Green Beret killed in Afghanistan gun battle identified: 'He was a warrior'

    Griffin first deployed to war with the 82nd Airborne to Iraq in 2006 before joining Special Forces in 2014. He was born in Cristobal, Panama on December 7, 1978.

    Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Griffin from Greenbrier, Tennessee, a Special Forces soldier was 41 and making his fourth combat deployment, three to Afghanistan since 2009, according to Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, U.S. Army Special Operations Command spokesman.

    Sgt. 1st Class Griffin was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart.
    Griffin is the 17th American killed this year in combat in Afghanistan. It’s the highest total in the past five years.

    Today, there are roughly 14,000 U.S. troops on the ground in Afghanistan.
    Earlier this month, President Trump announced he had canceled secret peace talks with top Afghan and Taliban officials at Camp David.

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    It is not impossible that Trump may have to retreat, whether he wants to or not.
    He better get out "honorably" like Nixon did, before he gets booted out.
    Either way, lots of Afghan refugees going to be flooding into America.
    In case some people don't know, the Afghan government has very little power outside the outskirts of cities.

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