Kabul Firefight #2 (4/15/12)

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    Kabul Firefight #2 (4/15/12)

    Post by Mercenary25 on Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:10 pm

    You know there is a saying that the history usually repeat itself... Well, this is a case in Kabul just recently. And again, you will see the diversity of gear from NATO and Afghan forces.


    An Afghan Army soldier is armed with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) during the attacks in the city of Kabul on April 15, 2012. Explosions and gunfire rocked the Afghan capital Kabul as suicide bombers struck across Afghanistan in coordinated attacks claimed by Taliban insurgents as the start of a spring offensive.


    Afghan army soldiers drive toward the scene of attacks in Kabul on April 15, 2012. The Afghan capital Kabul came under coordinated attack April 15, with explosions and gunfire rocking the diplomatic enclave as militants took over a hotel and tried to enter parliament.


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    Re: Kabul Firefight #2 (4/15/12)

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    An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier holds a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launcher as he keeps watch near the scene of an attack in Kabul on April 15, 2012. The Afghan capital Kabul came under coordinated attack April 15, with explosions and gunfire rocking the diplomatic enclave as militants took over a hotel and tried to enter parliament.
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    Re: Kabul Firefight #2 (4/15/12)

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    A NATO soldier adjusts a comrade's equipment at the scene of a attack by Taliban militants in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 15, 2012. The Taliban launched a series of coordinated attacks on at least seven sites across the Afghan capital on Sunday, targeting NATO headquarters, the parliament and diplomatic residences. Militants also launched near-simultaneous assaults in three other eastern cities.


    A NATO soldier aims his weapon during a gun battle in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 15, 2012.
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    Re: Kabul Firefight #2 (4/15/12)

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    Security forces are leave after operation at the site of an incident in Kabul April 16, 2012. Heavy street fighting between militants and security forces in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul ended on Monday after 18 hours of intense gunfire, rocket attacks and explosions, police and government officials said.
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    Re: Kabul Firefight #2 (4/15/12)

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    Afghan special forces hold their guns after a gun battle near the Afghan parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, April 16, 2012.


    Afghan commandos stand guard near the building where Taliban fighters launched an attack in Kabul on April 16, 2012. A total of 36 Taliban militants were killed as they mounted a wave of attacks across Afghanistan, Interior Minister Bismillah Mohammadi said on April 16.
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    Re: Kabul Firefight #2 (4/15/12)

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    NATO soldiers take cover during a gun battle in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 15, 2012.
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    Re: Kabul Firefight #2 (4/15/12)

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    Re: Kabul Firefight #2 (4/15/12)

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    Re: Kabul Firefight #2 (4/15/12)

    Post by nkomo on Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:28 pm

    Excellent photo reference, Merc. I think one of the most interesting is the soldier carrying the dog.
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    Re: Kabul Firefight #2 (4/15/12)

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    Re: Kabul Firefight #2 (4/15/12)

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    Re: Kabul Firefight #2 (4/15/12)

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    Security forces are seen on the rooftop after it was recaptured from Taliban insurgents who took over a building in Kabul April 16, 2012. Heavy street fighting between militants and security forces in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul ended on Monday after 18 hours of intense gunfire, rocket attacks and explosions, police and government officials said.
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    Re: Kabul Firefight #2 (4/15/12)

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    A member of the foreign forces walks with an Afghan colleague near a building being used by insurgents close to the scene of an attack in Kabul on April 15, 2012.
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    Re: Kabul Firefight #2 (4/15/12)

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    Re: Kabul Firefight #2 (4/15/12)

    Post by Mercenary25 on Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:37 pm

    nkomo wrote:Excellent photo reference, Merc. I think one of the most interesting is the soldier carrying the dog.

    It looks like the dog got wounded.

    What I find interesting about this event is Talibans used the same stragety as last time; take over the building with vantage point near Nato/Afghan bases and government buildings. Of course with the same result.

    I think it is cool to see Afghan (SF or Commando unit?) wearing DCU's. The multicam soldiers are Norwegians.
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    Re: Kabul Firefight #2 (4/15/12)

    Post by Mercenary25 on Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:39 pm

    I just noticed that some of Norwegians are wearing DCU tops with multicam pants and gear. Cool camo combo!
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    Re: Kabul Firefight #2 (4/15/12)

    Post by kriegsmodell on Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:20 am



    Outstanding stuff Jeremy! Thanks for taking the time to post all of these up.



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