More than 80 foreign soldiers have died in Afghanistan this year.
In other violence, Helmand Province's police chief, Ghulam Nabi Malakheil, said police killed 10 suspected Taliban militants who attacked a government compound in the Musa Qala district on August 26. There were no reported police casualties.
The Afghan Insurgency
A U.S. military vehicle damaged by insurgents near Kandahar (epa)
HOMEGROWN OR IMPORTED? As attacks against Afghan and international forces continue relentlessly, RFE/RL hosted a briefing to discuss the nature of the Afghan insurgency. The discussion featured Marvin Weinbaum, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and RFE/RL Afghanistan analyst Amin Tarzi.
LISTENListen to the entire briefing (about 83 minutes):
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