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Taliban storm eastern Afghan district

2012-06-29 20:10

Kabul - Hundreds of Taliban fighters stormed a remote district in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, sparking a fierce battle in which 10 people were killed, including four civilians, an official said.

Afghan security forces fought off the attack in the Kamdish district of the Nuristan province, with the help of Nato air strikes, said provincial spokesperson Mohammad Zarin.

He said more than 20 militants - who he said had infiltrated the district from across the border in Pakistan - were killed in the counter-attack.

There were four suicide bombers among the insurgents who tried to target the house of the local police chief.

Six Afghan policemen and four civilians, including the wife of a local police officer, were also killed in the fighting, he said.

Nato’s International Security Assistance Force confirmed the coalition had given "close air support" without specifying details.








Comments
  • fred.fraser.12 - 2012-06-29 20:23

    They should be given a territory in which to practice their way of life, provided it doesn't contravene human rights.

      mohammedsiddique.kadwa - 2012-06-30 01:53

      Whose human rights? Your interpretation of human rights is different from the Taliban's interpretation. In their eyes your interpretation equals animalism.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-06-30 02:17

      The point will be reached, if it has not already happened, where they understand they're up against a stronger force with superior power beyond anything they can imagine. They will realize it's in their best interest to reach a settlement. Humanity has decided what human rights means. The UN Declaration of Human Rights has been agreed by the 151 countries on Earth. I think you're stretching a point, to say the least, when you say the world's interpretation of human rights equals animalism. It's exactly the other way around, obviously.

      dustin.mccrindle.5 - 2012-06-30 08:54

      It is true that their idea of human rights is vastly different from ours. That would almost be ok with me, BUT they will not stop at making Afganistan theirs.\r\nThe big problem with radical Islam is that their agenda is to drive non-muslims out of the middle-east,killing if needed. And if they move in to another country they try impose their laws there. (Look @ Africa)\r\nIt is perfectly acceptable for them, or any Muslim for that fact, according to the Q'ran, to make peace agreements with infidels and then break them when it advances the cause of Islam. The prophet Mohammed did this himself. So peace plans do not work with extreemists like this.\r\nThe people of these countries need to rise up against them with the help of the rest of the world to squash these opressors and their ideas.\r\n\r\nI'm not saying all Muslims are like this, not at all. There are a lot of Muslim people with good intentions for those around them. But looking at history, their ideals and agenda, these RADICALS need to be delt with.

      saadiq.adam - 2012-06-30 13:39

      Could you please cite a reference for your claim from the Quran Majeed? Could you please reference your claim against the Prophet alahis salaam? A person cannot be a True Muslim if he ignores and abandons Human Rights..

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-06-30 15:45

      Ziyaad, you continue to blind yourself and tell yourself lies. The more you do this the more innocent Muslims will be slaughtered by your own unelected leaders and Jihadists, who have intentionally killed or maimed hundreds of thousands of Muslim civilians with car bombs and suicide attacks. Blind, blind, blind.

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