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Afghanistan
Taliban Controls 11 Districts in Afghanistan
2009-06-23
[Quqnoos] Afghan Interior Ministry said the Taliban militants rule 11 districts and threatens more than 150 others country-wide.

Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar told a conference on Sunday that at least 120 Afghan districts -- mostly in the southern Afghanistan -- are at serious risk. "There are some 40 other districts across the country that militants are present or have influence, but those are not of serious concerns for us," Minister Atmar added.

According to the Afghan Interior Ministry, at least 118 incidents, mostly roadside bombings and ambush attacks occurred only the last week in the country. The week before the last, more than 125 attacks had taken place across Afghanistan, a 6 percent higher rate than the recent seven days.

Afghan security forces and the international troops are the main target of the attacks, mostly planned and carried out by the Taliban.

A week earlier, Minster Atmar pointed to across the border sanctuaries of the insurgents from where they scheme and mastermind the attacks in Afghanistan.
Posted by:Fred

#1  COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG > SOMALIA: TALIBAN COMING TO A WAR THEATRE NEAR YOU!

All Talibs, all the time, and in video/high-definition VD, HD???
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2009-06-23 20:58  

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