December 24th, 2010
10:23 AM ET

Possible attack on U.S. Afghan embassy thwarted

A potential attack against the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan appeared to be thwarted Friday as a joint Afghan and international military patrol killed two men during an operation in Kabul, according to an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) statement.

The action was taken in response to a "credible threat" against the embassy, the statement noted.

Fifteen people were briefly detained in the operation.

The area targeted by the joint force was near an office building in downtown Kabul, the statement said. As the force approached two vehicles believed to be filled with explosives, they were attacked with small-arms fire. Two shooters were killed when members of the force returned fire; a third surrendered on the roof of a nearby building.

A significant number of weapons were discovered during the operation, according to the statement.

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  1. Bledsoe

    Yes!!!

    January 3, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Isn't it???

    January 2, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kiwinz

    Interesting argument!

    January 2, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Which is the truth By You??? I can't figure You My Friend!!!

    January 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    This we know!

    January 1, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      I didn't!!!

      January 1, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Only if Islamic radicalism can tolerate others beliefs!

    December 31, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Hopefully over the Holiday there won't be any fighting!!! Hopefully things are starting to get better there...

    December 31, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      If Islamic radicalism was not so convinced that God wanted all non believers dead then the world would become a more peaceful one! And then they would not not receive the wrath of God!

      December 31, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        If They Were Educated They Wouldn't Think That way!!! Why Do You Think They Keep Them Illiterate???

        January 1, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dindy

    landed in USA on Xmas and there was nothing much on TV here about our most brave men who serve in countries far away from their home. Some people like Bangash has no Idea what these young soldiers have to face in the battle fields unless he him self go to war.
    May all the people will have a blessed new year !!! with the grace of God!!

    December 31, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    And that's not to say punish or kill those who do not!

    December 31, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. LarryKegel(US Army)

    They trie to kill the Jews... But it will never happen!!!! We are on the side of GOD...

    December 31, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Jesus is God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and I'm Baptist! And I think we're all on God's side?

      December 31, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      We just have to give up the way we WANT to live and live the way he wants us to live!

      December 31, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      But not severely punish or kill those who don't, just have hope that they will in time unless your life is in danger and with Islamic extremists all westerners, Christians and Jews, all other religions and even their own Islamic brothers lives are in danger!

      December 31, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      The only devils are from your kind!

      January 1, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. LarryKegel(US Army)

    ArmyMom: That Your Son For Helping To Keep This Country Safe!!! May He Come Home Safe To You... He like those of us that put Our time in the Military is making this Country a lot safer!!! It is to bad the People on here doesn't realize it... Hope Fully Next Year There Will Be PEACE ON EARTH!!!

    December 31, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Armymom16

      Thank You! If we ALL practice tolerance and acceptance of others, there will be PEACE on this earth! If we keep killing and trying to make everyone be like we think they should be... we will do that until the end of time. We are fighting for FREEDOM! Let God be the judge of everyone and bring our beloved troops home safely where they belong. Blessings and may there be Peace on this earth....SOON! Happy New Year everyone!

      December 31, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Armymom16

      I have two sons in the military. One is in Afghanistan and when he comes home, the other will be beginning his tour over there. They are lifers in the reserves... honor bound to protect this country for all of us. I am a very proud but worried mom. Thanks for your good wishes.

      December 31, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. LarryKegel(US Army)

    HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE... MAY THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH NEXT YEAR!!!

    December 31, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  13. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    I agree with this video totally and I believe that all free nations of the world should have a draft and surround Iran and tell the clerics to give up power or we will invade! And for the phony boy above move to the tribal areas in northwest Pakistan!

    December 31, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Then why not let other nations see what their doing?

      December 31, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Why would they have to fully enrich uranium if they only wanted to use it for electricity?

      December 31, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      If you think the president of Iran Is legitimate then your a fool phony boy!

      December 31, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Our faith in the Christ Jesus which gives us the Holy Spirit will overpower any evil or wicked people who use force or devilish lies to gain power over any people! We have shown this in both world wars and will in the next one! So bring it on!

      December 31, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      But you Islamic extremists are so minute you can do nothing without Iran giving you a bomb that would start a nuclear disaster among the extremist Muslim states!

      December 31, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      But not severely punish or kill those who don't, just have hope that they will in time unless your life is in danger and with Islamic extremists all westerners, Christians and Jews lives are in danger!

      December 31, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      When did he say that? God loves all people, he died on the cross for all and he said to the Father forgive them they do not know what they do, as for you and your 360 cult you do know what you do but still he will forgive if you would just repent!

      December 31, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      But if you think that God will not condemn you for all the killing you are greatly mistaken and will be punished most severely!

      December 31, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      So i am supposed to depend on the word of someone who worshiped Greek gods? Get your story straight then someone just might believe in in it! But God will be the judge!

      January 1, 2011 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Why can you not accept the fact that the Holy Spirit was born through the virgin Mary for the reason for the final sacrifice for all people to be saved? It was prophecy in Isaiah that he would come and be treated as he was. But he was God in human form! AND THERE COULD BE NO OTHER LIKE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      January 1, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      He had said without his death the comforter(Holy Spirit) could not come, meaning His Spirit was the Holy Spirit!

      January 1, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      And please tell me where God's word contradicts itself!

      January 1, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      What other lies can you say about Jesus? He died on the cross and many people saw. The Pharisees condemned him to death instead of Barnabas which Pilate was going to crucify instead! Herod also wanted Him dead so that their would be no uprising in the Jewish population! I do not want to hear about your lie of some kind of transformation that only a fool would believe! And when he said that he must go away he knew that he would be crucified as it was written in Isaiah 53! And you still did not tell me where the Holy Bible contradicts itself! Oh also the comforter was not some pagan made false prophet born some 500 years later! The comforter as he said would be there for HIS disciples when he would ascend to heaven not 500 years later!

      January 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      The Jonah I remember from the Bible is the one who had been swallowed by a whale because he would not go into a city and tell them if they did not repent God would destroy it, so you must tell me which Jonah you are talking about. But I've never read that Jesus said he would be like Jonah, NO! Nowhere in the new testament does it say that.

      January 1, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Then tell me where Jesus said He would be like Jonah. The spirit of truth is what comes out of your mouth(which may or may not be holy), the Holy Spirit is what controls the universe!

      January 1, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Get it through your thick head Mohammad was a false prophet.

      January 1, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Mohammed used verses from the Bible to make it look like it was he that the prophets were talking about but there is in no way any spiritual men in ancient times talking about an illiterate no less and a pagan 500 years later!

      January 1, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Danielle Murphy

    I agree completely with larry!!!! My husband is over there and is proud of his country and soldiers under him and whoever this immature bledsloe guy is need to shut up excuse me for being rude but it seems like you have been in the dark and dont know whats going on and probably shouldnt be on this site at all apparently you are to immature or just plain stupid to anything that involves a debate!!! And apparently things are doing well in Iraq so maybe Obama knows what he is doing

    December 30, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Will you just SHUT UP, you ignorant broad! Good grief,we already have more than enough ignorant bozos belly-hooing this obnoxious war!!!

      December 31, 2010 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Now that's telling her,George. Thank you.

        December 31, 2010 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        User Of Other Peoples Name... Why Don't You Start The New Year And Stop Using My Name???

        December 31, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        Shut up with your false prophet and religion. It will be proven false in the second coming of Christ Jesus!

        January 1, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        When all who have faith in the lord Jesus and follows His commandments of love will be brought up to the NEW HEAVEN!

        January 1, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        I know how much you Muslims Hate Paul. He was a Pharisee and became a reborn Christian and because of that you want to blame everything on the Pharisees. Well the fact is that Jesus condemned the Pharisees for acting all noble and handing out punishments to the sick and poor because they thought they were not worthy. If Jesus were alive and living in this time He would condemn your 360 cult because you think that you are better than any other people!! And yet you even kill those who YOU think are not up to God's standards! WHO DO YOU ,THINK YOU ARE? GOD'S WARRIORS, LIKE HE NEEDS YOU TO WAGE WAR FOR HIM!!

        January 1, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        Wait and see fire will be pouring down upon all of your heads!

        January 1, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      MAY GOD BRING YOUR HUSBAND HOME SAFE TO YOU!!!

      December 31, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      And your children under the age of knowledge of right and wrong will be taken away from you!

      January 1, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        No one will be killed, their spirits will become one with the Holy Spirit and they will reside in heaven with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

        January 2, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        As for the children being taught to kill others as in Saddam's case, He will have wished he was never born!

        January 2, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      When all who have faith in the lord Jesus and follows His commandments of love will be brought up to the NEW HEAVEN
      And your children under the age of knowledge of right and wrong will be taken away from you!

      January 1, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Armymom16

    It would be nice if CNN actually reported on Afghanistan on a daily basis. This is supposed to be daily developments! Was Iraq more important than this war in Afghanistan? Or have we become 'used to this'?

    December 30, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Armymom16

      Sorry but Fox is too politically partisan for my taste. I prefer to hear the good/bad from both sides on a news network. It is called equality...unbiased reporting. I just would like to see Cnn become more CURRENT in the news about the war my sons and many others are fighting. Everybody has their opinions, but frankly the opinions of those who are actually over there risking their lives are more important to me.

      December 30, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Armymom16

      This is my own ID...I am an army mom. We will be as glad to have our children come home as they will to have us gone. War is horrible for everyone. The religious intolerance and disrespect for everyone that is so rampant over there is the cause as far as I can see. So many people over there are hateful of their own people and have been for centuries. The sacrifices on both sides may end up for nothing....

      December 30, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Armymom16

      Yes there are many who are untouched by this war who do not want their holiday's spoiled and then there are those of us...who live with it everyday in one way or another.

      December 30, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  16. ChipH

    How do you 'thwart' a 'possible' attack? Is that like 'thwarting' the 'possible' default of US Cities and States in 2011?

    December 27, 2010 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  17. mcmurdo proud military fiance

    yes merry christmas everyone hope your day was spend off the computer and focusing on your family or friends and a happy new year to everyone in 2011, feel sorry for everyone who is stuck in the bad weather in north eastern USA , now that would suck , in vancouver bc canada we only get rain

    December 27, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  18. Jeosuf

    Thanks for USA army and Government which facilited the Afghan Army and give training for them,
    God Bless the United State Long Lives with USA Army and Marine
    thanks for the people of USA

    December 26, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Amen To That... Happy Holidays To Everyone... May There Be PEACE On EARTH In My Life Time!!!

      December 26, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Bledsoe unlike yourself some people are grateful for the help America gives to others you hateful person!

      December 26, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Jeosuf

    Merry Christmas to All , i would to say that, afghan armies are more brave army in the world, if they the facilities which USA Army have they shall abolish all Terroist network

    December 26, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  20. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Merry Christmas Everyone.. I hope You Have A Great One!!!

    December 25, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Well it's good to hear that you are appreciative for what our troops are doing Bledsoe.

    December 24, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |