31 May '15, 2pm

Helmand-based #Afghan soldiers largely abandon counterinsurgency patrols taught by coalition: h…

A few days after the faux patrol, just beyond Gereshk, a Humvee blocked the road and a pair of Afghan soldiers frantically signaled traffic to back off. Moments later, an enormous blast briefly obscured the sun and rained rocks and dirt on stopped vehicles. One of the soldiers fired off a couple of bursts towards a man he thought was acting as a spotter. It was not clear if the insurgents or the ANA had set off the bomb, which was placed nearly equidistant from two ANA checkpoints only a 20-minute drive apart.

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