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Re: [alpha] (more) TrapWire on Kabul Hotel Attack

Released on 2012-08-09 18:00 GMT

Email-ID 83348
Date 2011-06-29 16:46:01
Two points here:

1. If they were in fact dressed in Afghan police clothing it brings us
back to the question we addressed in the afghan weekly a few weeks ago
where there is concern about militant infiltration into the Afghan
security forces. This definitely makes things difficult as the Afghan
security forces are handed over the control which brings us to Sean's
point about the fact the operation primarily ended with the NATO
helicopters shooting down 3 men on the roof and even then there was one
guy just going around in the hotel and it took about 2 hours to contain

2. Also if the militants were dressed in Afghan police attire it explains
how they managed to bypass those multiple layers of defense.

On Wednesday, 6/29/11 9:27 AM, Fred Burton wrote:

Nothing to confirm or refute this initial claim. But new reporting
suggests attackers arrived dressed as Afghan police. This is standard MO
for Taliban...and many terror groups as you know. Only thing that
everyone agrees on right now is that this thing was meticulously
planned, and clearly well surveilled ahead of time. This hotel has
multiple layers of defense -- including armed guards -- and still the
bad guys got in. We don't have a single hotel in this country with even
10% of the security the Intercontinental had. When they decide to start
targeting hotels here, it'll shooting fish in a barrel.

Stormed in force out of a vehicle after one perp detonated a vest at the
gate (Mike, think this remains accurate?)

Hoor Jangda
Tactical Analyst
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