@abalkhi Official ISAF fatalities today: 3—
ISAF (@ISAFmedia) April 04, 2012
It’s good to see this kind of responsiveness in dealing with non-official and likely non-Taliban Twitter accounts.
Especially when the correction you’re making is in regard to a story like this:
Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has killed at least 13 people, including three NATO troops, in northern Afghanistan.
The attacker riding on a motorcycle detonated his explosives Wednesday at a park in the city of Maimanah, the capital of Faryab province. At least 26 people were wounded in the blast.
Afghan police earlier said that four police officers and six civilians were killed. Western officials later confirmed that three coalition soldiers, including two Americans, were killed. Faryab’s police chief said the coalition troops were filming interviews at the park when the blast took place.
According to the caption on one of the pictures shown here (and be forewarned, they’re pretty graphic), the reason they were doing interviews was to talk about security in the area.
I understand one feels the need to address the IO messaging from the other side, but given that three NATO troops died doing interviews about security, I’m pretty sure the IO message is already out: they can get you anywhere they want.
With the coming NATO spring offensive into the south and east, it should be interesting (read: troubling) to see how incident trends develop in the previously stable(ish) north and south of Afghanistan.