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On Saturday, the Taliban began launching attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Targets in the first major incident included the offices of the governor, mayor and intelligence service plus two schools and several police offices. Twenty-nine people have been wounded and at least two are dead.
“These attacks are still ongoing. They started just after mid day. Right now here in Afghanistan just after 5:30 PM local time. They have, I’m told, been able to bring the attack close to the governors compound, they believe, to an end. That clearly the most serious attack because the governor was inside his compound at the time it was attacked from two directions.”(Al Jazeera)
There have been at least six suicide bombers in what the Taliban insurgents call their quote “spring offensive.” But there’s also been some speculation that the attacks are retaliation for the death of Osama bin Laden earlier this week. In a statement, Afghan President Hamid Karzai says...
"Al Qaida and its terrorist members who have suffered a major defeat with the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistani territory have tried to hide this defeat by killing civilians in Kandahar and take their revenge on the innocent people of Afghanistan.” (News.au)
But a Taliban spokesman tells CNN, reasons behind the violence are twofold.
"This operation is a part of the Bader seasonal operation and the aim of this was to arrest or kill the governor of the Kandahar, and demoralize the Afghan and international forces in Afghanistan... Today's operation was planned a week ago and we will think about the attacks about revenges of the Sheikh Osama's murder in the future.”
Finally, euronews reports -- don’t expect the attacks to stop because spring ends or Osama bin Laden is no longer in international headlines.
“An Afghan intelligence officer said the death of Osama bin Laden doesn’t mean the attacks will be finished. Al Queda and other extremist networks are widespread all over the world especially, in Afghanistan and our neighboring countries. They will try to continue their holy war and struggle but the Afghan security forces are fully ready to face and prevent their terrorist activities.”
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afghanistan kaboul kandahar pendule de hamid karazai
Taliban and NATO forces both assert that they are in control
July 27, 2011 (2:04)
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