Murdoc’s apologies for the lack of new posts. The editorial board here at MO has given him a stern talking to.
Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, U.S., Afghan service members respond during attack
After coalition forces suppressed the first wave of the attack, four insurgents who had been wearing suicide vests removed their explosive vests and began firing on the entry control point with AK-47 rifles. All four were killed. One of the suicide vests “cooked off,” but caused no damage. Coalition forces seized the other three before they detonated.
The small group of surviving insurgents escaped to a nearby wadi, or dry riverbed, where they were fired upon by U.S. troops at FOB Lightning. The insurgents retreated to the tree line and began firing on both FOB Lightning and FOB Thunder, an adjacent Afghan National Army installation.
The initial levels of gunfire made US troops think it was probably a wedding. No US forces were hurt in the fighting.
Sounds like the plan was to get the suicide vest guys inside the wire. When that failed, they went to plan B, which was to go out fighting.