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Taliban Murder Ten Civilians In Afghanistan

From a joyous Al Jazeera:


Taliban attacks Afghan market

At least 10 civilians are reported to have been killed and dozens wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a town in eastern Afghanistan.

Sunday’s bombing in Gardez came a day after a suicide blast in the northern town of Kunduz killed nine people, including three German soldiers.

The toll is expected to rise.

Zemarai Bashary, an interior ministry spokesman, said about 40 people were either dead or wounded in the blast in a crowded market and bus stop in the centre of Gardez, capital of Paktia province and 100km south of the capital, Kabul…

The Taliban said it carried out the bombing. Zabiullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said: “We claim responsibility for the [Gardez] attack. It was a suicide attack. Our Afghan mujahid carried it out.

The interior ministry said in a statement: “Unfortunately we have a report today that at 9:40 a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Gardez roundabout.

“Ten civilians were martyred and about 30 others were wounded.”

A spokesman for the US-led coalition said some of its soldiers were wounded, but had no more details…

The Taliban says it will step up suicide attacks across the country to avenge the killing of Mullah Dadullah, its military commander, last week…

Where is Mr. Karzai?

Shouldn’t he be lecturing the Taliban on how the Afghanis are fed up with civilian deaths?

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, May 20th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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