Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Afghan security forces’ rocky past offers clues in shootings

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Washington Post, 7 August 2014

Article quotes AAN’s Martine van Bijlert: ““Symbolically this is very telling, but whether it is telling about the broader ability of the army and its international relations, I don’t think so,” van Bijlert said. Despite intensified screening efforts and other precautions, she pointed out, “you still can’t know the thoughts and moods of every soldier and recruit. It would be different if this had been a planned and targeted attack, but it looks like this was more a target of opportunity.””