Biden Had a Jeb Bush Moment at West Point
Democrats Are Getting Desperate
The Left Killed George Floyd
The UN Should Memorialize the Iranian President’s Victims, Not Raisi Himself
A Quick Bible Study Vol. 219: What the Bible Says About Stars
Punishment That Fits the Crime
Six Reasons to Vote in Elections
UNRWA Is the Poster Child for Why America Should Leave the U.N.
Our Institutions Are Burning Themselves Down
Saluting America's Champions
UnitedHealth's Harms Reach Far Beyond Recent Cyberattack
A University System Just Repealed Its DEI Policy
Chuck Schumer Admits Democrats’ 'Ultimate Goal,' And It's Not Good
Xi Jinping Asks American Tourists to 'Save' China's Failing Economy
Fast Food Is Now Considered a 'Luxury' Item, Thanks to Bidenflation
OPINION

Karzai: Plans to Transfer Security in Afghanistan On Track Despite Attack

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Townhall.com.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Afghan President Hamid Karzai pledged that the highly orchestrated and deadly militant attack on a luxury hotel in his country's capital would not delay the transfer of security control back to local forces.
Advertisement

Militants are "enjoying the killing of innocent people" and "such incidents will not stop us from transitioning security of our country,” Karzai said, the Associated Press reports. Afghan Security Forces responded to the attack on Tuesday night, working their way up to the roof to battle the remaining militants for hours. NATO helicopters then fired rockets at the gunmen on the rooftop at about 3 a.m., killing three fighters.

The sensationalist attack was one of the most complex in Kabul in recent years. Eight heavily armed militants -- some with with machine-guns, anti-aircraft weapons, and rocket-propelled grenades -- broke through several layers of the hotel’s security to kill 11 civilians. All eight were killed by Afghan or coalition forces, or had blown themselves up.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos