September 29, 2011 was a typical day in the Afghan war Twitterverse, with journalists providing the bulk of incident reports, belligerent parties submitting their own rapid fire (and highly dubious) reports and experts adding context and clarity to reported stories.
Unconfirmed incident report by a journalist, with self as source.
|“ ||Taliban burn a school in Badghis province last night. The school was recently build by #Spanish PRT team in Balamorghab district|
|“ ||500 girls and boys were studying in the school, Badghis province|
|“ ||Afghan security forces in Baghlan finally managed to kill Abdul Ghafor, a prominent commander who was involved in extorting money from PPL|
Unconfirmed incident reports by belligerent parties in the conflict.
|“ ||US tank destroyed in IED attack: KANDAHAR, Sep. 29 – An IED attack in Maiwand district yesterday afternoon destr… http://bit.ly/neRC1p|
|“ ||Ajiristan district HQ comes under attack: DAIKONDI, Sep. 29 – The district HQ of Ajiristan came under an armed M… http://bit.ly/p2qxe5|
Incident report, no source, seeking information.
|“ ||Just heard tht taliban has killed/beheaded people going to iran.All victoms frm #Jaghori district. Plz update us f u have any info abt it|
Incident report with source, emerging details.
|“ ||TOLOnews BREAKING NEWS: Explosion in Herat…more details to follow|
|“ ||ANSO: Herat Province, Injil District, Airport Road, Explosion.|
|“ ||Roadside bomb killed 3 and injured 9, this morning N Herat, border police was target in this incident, most of casualies B.police: TOLOnews|
Incident report with context.
|“ ||Taliban-style bombing kills two women cops and a male cop along the Herat airport road. Afghanistan already facing a shortage of female cops|
Adding context, clarity to a report.
|“ ||Chimtal/Charbolak close to Mazar but not exactly “at the gates.” MT @atnussan Taliban stalks outskirts of calm Afghan city wapo.st/qRaLgf|