Talibans Attack Greek Troops in Afghanistan on Easter Day

An attack by the Taliban interrupted Easter celebrations for the Greek troops stationed in Afghanistan.

On April 15, a group of heavily armed men attacked the Greek base in Afghanistan while Greek troops were celebrating Orthodox Easter. The troops responded with small arms, heavy-caliber machine guns and grenades while supported by NATO Helicopters.

On Sunday morning, the Afghan capital awoke to more explosions and heavy gunfire in the heart of the city and near the nation’s parliamentary building.

The Taliban attacked embassies, government buildings and NATO bases. Authorities say one police officer and at least 17 militants were killed. No Greek soldiers were injured from the attack.

The eastern cities of Jalalabad, Gardez and Pul-e-Alam also came under attack, with suicide bombers trying to storm NATO bases.

(With information from AP)



  • screeth11

    easter is such a holy time for orthodox greeks… I don’t remember attacking them at Ramadam…