Taliban hits Jalalabad airbase

Geo Eye (02FEB11) Jalalabad AFLD

Satellite imagery of Jalalabad Airfield on 02 February 2011 (via Geo Eye)

After today’s news, it may be a good thing India decided to train Afghan troops on its own soil. Yesterday, it was reported that a suicide bomber attacked one of the entrances to the joint US-Afghan Jalalabad airbase for the second time this year.  The bombing comes after the US commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, suggested the US leave about 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan after 2014, including 1,000 special operations forces.

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