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Old 11 December 2015, 13:30
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Originally Posted by CAVmedic View Post
Sorry, from the BBC story I initially read: "Correspondents say the attack is a huge security failure because the attackers were able to smuggle weapons into an area supposed to have been made secure by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF)."


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35043938
Ah. Gotchya. Fair enough.

From everything else I've read, I think that one comment may be erroneous - especially consider the fact that it's a reporter saying it. I haven't seen anything else about "smuggling" weapons in.

Heck, even in the same story you posted, it states "insurgents were dressed in military uniform and were equipped with light and heavy weaponry...They breached the first gate and then entered an old school building, trading fire with security forces." Far from smuggling.

I don't mean to be coming off as oppositional here but I spent quite a bit of time in that AO and worked allot with ANA/ANP/ABP. They are not all shitbags and Taliban sympathizers, and I get tired of hearing it. From what else I've seen, it sounds like they fought their asses off. The "first" gates at KAF are far from the actual airport itself, and in the end, the attack was repelled - no insurgents made it to the airfield, and they were all killed. Far from a "huge security failure" IMO.
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