Thursday, 31 May 2018

Militants Killed in Kabul Attack Were Wearing US Army Uniforms reports that the Taliban who attacked the Afghan interior ministry yesterday were wearing the Universal Camouflage Pattern Uniforms of US Army troops.

The attackers were attempting to drive through a checkpoint into the government complex when they were stopped by Afghan security, he said.

“They were wearing old-style Army uniforms,” Nicholson said. “The good news is that the guards at the gate, the Afghan guards, immediately recognized these as old uniforms, called on them to exit the vehicle so they could be checked out and, at that point, the fighting started.”

Nicholson said he was told one of the attackers “detonated his suicide vest and actually killed himself and some of his colleagues as they were conducting the attack.”

“They never gained entrance to the MOI headquarters,” he said.

The Afghan special police reaction unit on “alert status inside the city quickly reacted and killed all these terrorists before they could gain entrance to the MOI,” Nicholson said.

Seven of the eight enemy fighters were killed in the attempted attack; one was taken prisoner, Nicholson said.

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