April 16th, 2012
12:54 AM ET

Afghan forces say they have cleared insurgent positions after attacks

Afghan security forces have cleared the positions in Kabul and Logar Province from where insurgents had mounted sustained attacks, a spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry said Monday.

A wave of attacks by militants took place in Kabul and three other areas of the country on Sunday. Government forces said they had repelled the offensives, but some of the violence spilled into Monday.

Explosions rocked central Kabul early Monday and came after periodic bursts of gunfire that lasted well into Sunday night in the district that houses government offices and allied embassies.


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  1. mittens ; job destroyer

    I will increase funding to the Afghan government.

    April 16, 2012 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Old Yeller

    I dated an Afgan years ago... .crazy old man tried to have his son shoot me... .

    April 16, 2012 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  3. drap

    @ Old yeller..how old are you in dog years... .?

    April 16, 2012 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. Spot;Ruperts dog

    I will increase my droppings on on my masters WSJ... .

    April 16, 2012 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |

    at least the menace have being courtle a beat.

    April 16, 2012 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ahkmed the Terror Guy

    Typo! CNN made typo! It's "TERRORISTS", not merely insurgents as you typo.

    April 16, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. Ahkmed the Terror Guy

    It's "War on Terror", not 'war on insurge'. It's getting to where Ahkmed, Al-Quaeda's official stand-up comedian, can hardly get a gig anymore. Come on! The TERRORISTS are coming! Remember? As if everyone ADD and forget.

    April 16, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Afghanistan,Iraq, hardly news now. One isn't motivated to comment any more. Sadly.

    April 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ronvan

    The point, for me personally, is that this is just a continuation of life as normal for these countries! All this talk of WE are training these idiots is a bunch of baloney. Lets get the heck out of there, totally, and let them coniinue to kill each other off!!!!

    April 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |