A NATO helicopter, meanwhile, fired on about 20 insurgents who had attacked a NATO patrol in the Naw Zad district, also in Helmand, killing 15 of the suspected insurgents.
In a third incident, eight suspected insurgents were killed in nearby Sangin district.
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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