Make that 102

Death toll in Pakistan suicide bombing jumps to 102

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: The death toll from twin suicide bombings in Pakistan jumped to 102 with 115 people wounded on Saturday, making it the deadliest attack this year in the country. Bomber devastates Pakistani town/Arab News

11 Pakistanis die in Afghan attack; 2 NATO convoys hit

KABUL: “Unknown gunmen” killed 11 Pakistani Shia tribesmen in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, while two international troop convoys came under attack in different parts of the country, officials said.  Arab News

Troops call it the Heart of Darkness, the spiritual home of the Taliban

Children for Jihad

In the labyrinth of alleys and sun-baked mud houses in Senjaray town, foot patrols have come under grenade attack from fighters no older than boys. Telegraph UK

Are they using real ammo again?

James Mattis: ‘It’s fun to shoot some people’

That’s right. What happened to all the fun in the world?

Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, then a lieutenant general, told a crowd in San Diego that it was “fun to shoot some people” and said that some Afghans deserved to die.

“You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years, because they didn’t wear a veil,” Mattis said. “You know guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot ’em.” WaPo has the story