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Bundeswehr convoy attacked by Taliban

The Local · 19 Jun 2011, 13:13

Published: 19 Jun 2011 13:13 GMT+02:00

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The bomber blew up his car as a German military convoy was passing along a busy road near the edge of the town of Kunduz, the Afghan interior ministry announced. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which injured a further eleven people.

Two Dingo military vehicles were damaged during the attack, which took place three kilometres north-west of the German camp.

Around 50 German soldiers have been killed since the beginning of the Bundeswehr’s Afghanistan mission in 2001, 30 of them in combat. The army is in Afghanistan under the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force operation Isaf.


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14:21 June 19, 2011 by 9900lawre
A lucky escape considering the use of the Dingo. A not so well armoued vehicle in comparison to most other coalition vehicles.

In the British Area of Operations there are on average 2 Improvised Explosive Device (IED) stikes per day. I don't think there are many less for German troops but if Germany is serious about keeping its troops safe then it should be buying and using the American Mastiff.
14:41 June 19, 2011 by auniquecorn

The mastiff is British, and also a lot more armored than those paper mache trucks the bundeswehr are using.

Stryker, All the way.
15:04 June 19, 2011 by Lachner
Not only should they use heavier armored vehicles, but the Government should also send more troops. The terrorists are attacking German troops because they have limited resources, men and barely shoot back. Try that with the American or British troops and they will get lead and RPG's.
15:14 June 19, 2011 by 9900lawre
British name for a variant of an american produced vehicle then bodged with british stuff (black nasty & green friendly). Not getting into the 11eriefe game. The comments and answers still lead to the same direction. Germany has poorly armoured wheeled vehicles in comparison to others.

For the critics and huggers who say pulling out is keeping german troops safe then at least insist the government provide better protection whilst deciding when to pull out
15:17 June 19, 2011 by SockRayBlue
A total waste of time and money being in the Middle East. Let the WOGs live in camel crap and pick fleas.
15:23 June 19, 2011 by taiwanluthiers
Bring back the Tiger II
15:56 June 19, 2011 by harcourt
I see that SockRayBlue has humble all of us with his/her razor sharp intellectual argument. Plus his/her astounding grasp of geography !!
01:37 June 20, 2011 by wenddiver
As ussual they killed more of their own people.
15:44 June 20, 2011 by Louis Prince
The Cougar(Basis of Mastiff) is a South African design, expertise from the Angola border war led to many developments in mine protection and protection against overall guerrilla warfare.
17:14 June 20, 2011 by DOZ
I am afraid the Germans have failed to read enough North American News Feeds. Didn't you guys learn that Afghanistan is now all better and the Troops can go home now. Germans must be having problems with english translation software.
10:43 June 21, 2011 by Louis Prince

The British already lost about 7 times the men the Germans have, as far as I know. Also as 9900lawre said, the Brits are attacked frequently, so I don't fully see your(Lachner) comments merrit.
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