Taliban ‘Special Forces Unit’ Bursts Into Spotlight With Deadly Attacks

On the increasingly crowded battlefields of Afghanistan, a feared, commando-style Taliban unit is gaining attention for a series spectacular, deadly attacks on Afghan security forces.

Known as “Sara Kheta” — Red Unit or Danger Unit in Pashto — it is said to be the Taliban’s elite special-forces group. Unlike regular Taliban fighters, analysts say the outfit is better trained and armed and is sent on special operations targeting bases and posts of the Afghan National Army and police force.

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  • UCSPanther

    I guess it was only a matter of time until the Taliban built a new “Berserker” unit…

    • If the motorcycles in the pic are their mode of transport, very smart — very functional for a unit like that.
      Jus’ sayin’.

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        They use them a lot

        • canminuteman

          In London.

  • P_F

    All trained & equipped by various western governments, while cutting down on their own defense spending, so that these barbarians could attack us more effectively inflicting maximum casualties. Welcome to the 21st century post-national world.

  • pike bishop

    In case the Taliban doesn’t know, Alison Redford, a vile, Godless Communist and notorious lesbian has been posted by the UN to Afghanistan.

    • I wonder how her head will be shipped back home — in a basket or in a pail?

  • db

    Who’s funding this?

    • canminuteman

      Saudi Arabia.