February 26, 2010
Series of Taliban bomb attacks rock the Afghan capital

While yesterday the Afghan government was heralding its progress in driving the Taliban out of the key town of Marja in the south, today brought a series of deadly attacks in Kabul, the capital.

At least 16 people were killed and several dozen wounded in a four-hour assault that involved two suicide attacks and a car bomb.

The targets were two hotels used by foreigners and at least six Indians were among the dead, along with an Italian diplomat and French filmmaker.

Hoda Abdel-Hamid of Al Jazeera English reports from Kabul during the deadly attacks.

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Martin Savidge interviews Rajan Menon, professor of international relations at Lehigh University for more on the attack.

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8 comments

#8

After life, LOVE is the second greatest gift of God to man.A US congressman said:”27,000 women in Afganistan dies yearly in child’s birth. What has the countries of the World done about that? Nothing! but they are willing to send armies to eliminate God’s children.Hence the Bible says the East will be against the West.The time is approaching. This comment is not duplicated!

#7

After life, LOVE is the second greatest gift of God to man.A US congressman said:”27,000 women in Afganistan dies yearly in child’s birth. What has the countries of the World done about that? Nothing! but they are willing to send armies to eliminate God’s children.Hence the Bible says the East will be against the West.The time is approaching.

#6

Mr. Obama’s creation of a theme park in south Asia, for the benefit of the military industrial complex and their accomplices in the media isn’t in the best interests of the majority of the people of the United States, or south Asia.

#5

Our goal should be to foment total war between India and Pakistan, giving us a breather while these two, uh, oddball entities annihilate each other. Injun v Paki-go!

#4

Do you ever get the feeling that this war is all about media spots, flags being raised, babies being kissed. Are we just sort of at war ? Were attacking Helmand, why do you taliban guys attack Kabul, its your turn to be in the spot-light.

#3

The Taliban is targeting Indians to compensate their efforts in fighting more superior U.S forces. Though this causes deaths it also symbolizes that those in political relations to the U.S are in danger too. When will this all stop? No one will ever know, however I believe we are living the final times of this world. Don’t believe me just look at the infastructure of all the countries around the world.

#2

WHY IS THEIR .. & WHERE IS THIS ..HATRED COMING FROM… ? ROOT OUT …[SEEDS] OF TERRORISM !
…their is ..NO JUSTIFICATION IN THE MURDERING OF INNOCENT PEOPLE..WHEATHER ONE CALLS IT RELIGIOUS OR POLITICAL CAUSE…WHEN ..MANKIND
LOSSES THEIR HUMMANITY DO THEY LOSSE THEIR VERY SOUL AS WELL . CAN THEY NOT EMBRACE A TOLERANCES
..ANOTHER PERSON POINT OF VIEW OF [FAITH] !
TO SET THEIR SIGHT ON INNNOCENT WOMEN & CHILDREN IN A MOST MONSTROUS APPETITE..WAVES OF
CHAOS & DESTRUCTION ! if one’s tonlerances [humanity]in a Comsuming ..HATRED.. & KILLING YOU IN DEED HAVE LOST YOUR ..SOUL..along with Faith !

#1

It cannot rule out that the Pakistan’s ISI is not behind the attack as they have done in the past.
India must severe all diplomatic relation with Pakistan for these deadly and other suicide acts.Pakistanis are worried about India’s influence in Afghanistan.

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