September 19, 2012
Female Suicide Bomber Kills More Than Ten Near Kabul Airport
Afghan police successfully dispersed protesters demonstrating against the incendiary film on Monday, with no reports of death or serious injury to either police or protesters (NYT). But the two "green-on-blue" attacks over the weekend, which resulted in the deaths of four American soldiers and two British soldiers, forced the U.S. military to suspend most joint field operations with Afghans (CBS, NYT).
The office of Afghan President Hamid Karzai released a statement on Monday saying that a judicial panel has ruled administrative detention of Afghan citizens counter to the country's laws (AP). The announcement could further frustrate U.S. efforts to transfer Afghan detainees that it believes should remain held without trial.