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21 October 2017 Military News

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  • Officials Provide Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS AFPS 21 Oct 2017 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 11 strikes consisting of 11 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Kabul Suicide Attack Kills at Least 15 Outside Military Academy VOA 21 Oct 2017 -- A suicide blast Saturday outside the Afghan military academy in Kabul killed at least 15 cadets and wounded several others, said the defense ministry.
  • Death toll rises to 71 in two Afghan mosques attacks People's Daily 21 Oct 2017 -- As many as 71 people were killed and 83 others wounded, when two separate suicide blasts ripped through two mosques in the Afghan capital Kabul and western Ghor province respectively on Friday evening, sources said Saturday.
  • At Least 15 Killed, 4 Wounded in Blast Near Military Academy in Afghan Capital Sputnik 21 Oct 2017 -- Three terrorist attacks were registered in Afghanistan as the security situation in the country has been deteriorating over the past few months.
  • Suicide Bombing Kills At Least 15 Afghan Cadets, Defense Ministry Says RFE/RL 21 Oct 2017 -- Afghanistan's Defense Ministry says a suicide bomber killed at least 15 Afghan cadets as they were leaving a military training center in Kabul, late in the afternoon of October 21.
  • New Details Emerge About Attack That Killed US Soldiers in Niger VOA 21 Oct 2017 -- New details are emerging about the attack that left four U.S. soldiers dead in Niger as U.S. congressional leaders are demanding answers from the Pentagon. The U.S. Green Berets (special forces), along with four Nigerian soldiers, were killed on October 4 in an ambush in Tongo-Tongo, a village near the border with Mali. On the eve of the attack, about 30 Special Forces, mostly Nigeriens and eight U.S. Green Berets, set off in pickup trucks toward the border village and arrived at night, according to Almou Hassane, mayor of Tongo-Tongo, in the Tondikiwindi district.

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