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Taliban Kill 41 At Indian Embassy In Kabul

From the Taliban’s fans at Reuters:

A business center stands damaged near the Indian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 7, 2008.

Bomb at Indian embassy kills 41 in Afghanistan

By Samar Zwak

KABUL (Reuters) – A Taliban suicide car bomb hit the Indian Embassy in Kabul on Monday, killing 41 people and wounding 139, in an attack Afghan authorities said was coordinated with foreign agents in the region, a likely reference to Pakistan…

The bomber rammed his car into the embassy just as two diplomatic vehicles were entering the compound…

India’s military and press attaches and two Indian guards were among the 41 killed, but a line of people waiting for visas and those shopping at a nearby market were the main victims of the blast, the deadliest in Kabul since U.S.-led and Afghan forces toppled the Taliban from power in 2001.

The explosion destroyed the two embassy vehicles, blew the embassy gates off and badly damaged buildings inside the compound as well as shattering windows over a wide area. Forty-one people were killed and 139 wounded, a senior police official said.

“The Interior Ministry believes this attack was carried out in coordination and consultation with an active intelligence service in the region,” the Afghan Interior Ministry said.

A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack…

“With this cowardly attack, the enemies of peace in Afghanistan wanted to hurt ongoing friendly relations of Afghanistan with the rest of the world, especially India,” Karzai said in a statement. “Such attacks will not hamper Afghanistan’s relations with other nations.” India has close relations with the Afghan government and is funding a number of large infrastructure projects.

“The government of India strongly condemns this cowardly terrorist attack on its diplomatic mission in Afghanistan. Such acts of terror will not deter us from fulfilling our commitments to the government and people of Afghanistan,” the Indian Foreign Ministry said in a statement…

Gee, we hope Mr. Karzai writes a stiff note to the Taliban about harming civilians.

Perhaps the lesson here is that it does no good to try to compromise with the Muslim “extremists.”

For no country has tried to do so more than India. And look what good it has gotten them for all these years.

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