December 2nd, 2011
07:54 AM ET

7 Afghan militants killed in cross-border skirmish

Seven Afghan militants were killed and five Pakistani security forces injured in a cross-border skirmish Friday, officials said.

It was the latest in a series of recent cross-border assaults from Afghanistan's Pech Valley and the provinces of Kunar and Nuristan, all areas from which U.S. troops began pulling out earlier this year as part of a strategy designed to bolster security in more populated areas of Afghanistan.

The five injured Pakistani security personnel were airlifted by military helicopters to a base in northwest Pakistan, Col. Nasir Jadoon, commander of a border security force in Chitral, Pakistan, said.

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  1. Streetsoldier

    Its perfect now they are fighting there own war for once.

    December 2, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      No they're not, Streetsoldier, they're fighting ours for a profit, the creeps!!!

      December 2, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    Another field day for the right-wing thugs in Washington! Despite our deterioting relations with Pakistan, the right-wing thugs managed to pay these bozoes off to go to Afghanistan to assisist in their killing! This is disgusting!!!

    December 2, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT ( ELF slayer & BUGBEAR KILLER )

      omg fakey... you been posting the same "right-wing thugs" stuff for over a year now...
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      just choke on a dick and die already...

      December 3, 2011 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. Slingy

    Its actually a war of hashish heroin virgins

    December 2, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Slingy

    Quit fighting children, theres plenty of hash for every body ,

    December 2, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. George Patton

    RUFFNUTT, your posts are boring.

    December 2, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  6. George Patton

    It is time that we used all of the force at our disposal to deal with these threats to American security. Hit them with everything we have and that will be the end of it. God bless America.

    December 2, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Here goes another Tea Partying nitwit trolling me here, trying to make me look stupid. I'm beginning to like the way that I seem to getting to these ignoramuses. Of I never posted the above!!!

      December 2, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      I think everyone knows who the real George Patton is. George Patton liberated Italy from the fascists and stands for everything that makes America great. The liberal troll who steals my name stands while sitting in his cheap drug addict mother's basement, collecting welfare cheques and lazing on the internet all day and steals other people's screen names – that troll stands for the destruction of American values. America may have regressed in recent years, but I think Americans are still smart enough to believe in the real George Patton.

      December 2, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. BOMBO

    He may be harsh, but I agree with GP at 10:24.

    December 2, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      And I agree with George Patton@ 11:03. These idiotic wars in both Afghanistan and Pakistan have absolutely nothing to do with our national security nor with any of our rights or freedoms! When will people realize this simple fact???

      December 2, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      Not me at 11:10. I agree with the REAL George Patton – the General, not the internet communist.

      December 2, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mary, Mary (Quite Contrary)

    I agree with GP@10:24 also.

    December 2, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mary, Mary (Quite Contrary)

    Fake George Patton@11:03:
    Your posts are boring.

    Fake BOMBO@ 11:10:
    Your posts are boring.

    December 2, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  10. the real fake azz s kel

    George Patton was a 3rd Army primma donna.

    December 3, 2011 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
  11. the real fake azz s kel

    And theres NOTHING wrong with being LIBERAL at times. It relives you from getting stale from being a conservative.

    December 3, 2011 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  12. whatsupwitdis

    We need to let BOTH Pakistan and Afghanistan take care of their own problems; just as they have for centuries thru endless tribal and religious infighting. We can't keep helping little old ladies across the street even if they don't want to go...like some misguided boy scout! Let them do their thing and when and if they pose a genuine threat to our country, THEN we go get 'em with whatever it takes ...but never our boots on the ground! Same for the other islamist venues in the middle east!

    December 3, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
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