RealNews

Bicycle bomb kills 11 children in Afghanistan

More than a dozen people, most of them children aged under fifteen, were killed yesterday when a bomb on a bicycle exploded in the centre of the Afghan city of Kandahar. Apparently targeted at the governor of Kandahar province, Yusuf Pashtun, whose motorcade was expected to pass at about the same time or at a regular US army patrol, the blast was the latest sign of growing insecurity in southern Afghanistan. It came as the Pentagon announced that because of “over-stretch” US troops would have to serve longer in the country rather than being replaced. The US army is paying bonuses of up to $10,000 (£5,480) to troops who re-enlist to serve in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.