Afghanistan War News Updates -- June 12, 2013

Terrorist Attacks In Afghanistan Get Bolder -- Voice of America

Terrorist attacks in Afghanistan appear to be getting bolder in recent days. The Taliban also increasingly is targeting the civilian population, including children.

A suicide bomber blew himself up right outside the Supreme Court building in the capital, Kabul, Tuesday, killing 17 people and wounding almost 40 others. Mohammad Zahir, Chief of the Kabul Police Criminal Investigation Department, said all of the victims were civilians, including women and children.

"There are children and women among those who were martyred (killed) and wounded, all the ones who are martyred [killed] and wounded are civilians and there aren't any military personnel among them," said Zahir.

The United Nations said Tuesday that the civilian death toll in Afghanistan has increased by almost 25 percent compared to the same period last year.

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ISAF Joint Command Operational Update, June 12th -- ISAF
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan up by 24 percent: Kubiš -- Khaama Press
Afghan supreme court staff killed in suicide blast -- The Guardian
Taliban Bomb Attack Kills Court Workers in Kabul -- New York Times
Car bomb outside Afghanistan’s Supreme Court kills at least 17 -- Washington Post
Taliban strikes on eve of Afghanistan transition -- The Australian
Motorcycle bomb kills 2, wounds 15 in Afghanistan -- AP
Motorcycle bomb kills 3, wounds 9 in Helmand province -- Khaama Press
Afghan special forces kill 7 insurgents in Farah -- Khaama Press
NATO supply convoy attacked in Ghazni province, 8 killed -- Khaama Press
Operation Southern Strike Hampers Extremist Activities -- ISAF
Taliban forced schools to close in retaliation for motorbike ban, says UN -- The Guardian
Georgia closes two military bases in Afghanistan -- Khaama Press
US defeat in Afghanistan will lead to regional instability -- Khaama Press
US General Dunford: 'Fight for Afghan rights not over' -- BBC
Positive Spin? Some Messages From Military Not Entirely Accurate -- Stars and Stripes
Local photographer’s images show Afghanistan in happier times -- Miami Herald
US Military Deaths In Afghanistan At 2,100 -- AP

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