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Taliban Rocked Western Embassies & Afghan Parliament

16 April, 2012

By Zaheerul Hassan

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On April 15,102 Taliban attacked Western embassies and Afghan parliament in Kabul. Taliban fired rockets and assault rifles in the direction of the US Embassy, Taliban. Nato headquarters and other official buildings as gunfire and explosions rocked the heart of the Afghan capital. The sound of blasts and gunfire echoed through the city, as several attackers armed with rocket-propelled grenades and suicide vests were targeting government buildings near the embassy district.

According to the police authorities gunmen were firing from a tall office building that is under construction at Kabul's Abdul Haq square, which is about 300 yards from the US Embassy. According to Lugar vice Police Chief Raees Khan stated that the suicidal bombers also attacked Jalalabad and Lugar Province, where Airport , US Marine Post and Governor house have been targeted by the groups of Taliban. In these attacks many people, killed and injured, exact number of casualties have not been released by the sources or government officials. Panic amongst government officials and masses have been noticed.

The American Embassy is on the edge of the Wazir Akbar Khan area, and gunfire and explosions rocked the area, which is home to a number of other foreign missions. One rocket also landed on a building housing privately owned Tolo TV and another near a minivan carrying school children.

However Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid accepted the responsibility and said a number of suicide bombers were attacking At least 9 people were killed and 23 wounded in the four attacks, and a gun battle around a half-built high-rise building raged on into the evening as NATO and Afghan attack helicopters circled overhead.

Earlier on September 13, 2011 at least 9 people were killed and 23 wounded in the four attacks, and a gun battle around a half-built high-rise building raged on into the evening as NATO and Afghan attack helicopters circled overhead. At that time fighters had also chosen a strategic and heavily fortified main target for the well-coordinated attacks

Despite the announcement of US exit strategy, it has been noticed that Taliban have increased the intensity of attacks over local rulers, Nato forces, US Marines and Indian reflect that Taliban will not goging to accept any presence of foreign forces even after 2014. Violence is at its worst since U.S.- backed Afghan forces toppled the Taliban government in late 2001, with high levels of foreign troop deaths and record civilian casualties. Attacks in throughout Afghanistan shows that Taliban launched a coordinated attack with the help of local security elements. In late June 2011, Reportedly, RAW planted militants launched an assault on a hotel in the capital frequented by Westerners, killing at least 10. At that Taliban did not claimed the responsibly since they believes in hospitality.

Notably, 14 hours before on at 0001am a group of militant attacked apparently six blocks in Bannu central jail. Of a total 944 prisoners in the jail, 384 escaped, said another police official.

"We have freed hundreds of our comrades in Bannu in this attack. Several of our people have reached their destinations, others are on their way," a Taliban spokesman while claiming the responsibility has said that it was jointly staged attack of Afghanistan and Pakistan based Taliban The extremist groups have carried out a series of jailbreaks, often in Afghanistan.

However, it was rare case in Pakistan. Anyhow according to reliable sources, another group of Taliban declined the how another responsibility of attacking Pakistani Jail and Kabul. Therefore, Taliban declining of attacking Bannu Jail and hitting Kabul on the next morning means that there are some CIA and RAW sponsored elements that don't believe in peace process and in time departure of US led Nato Force from Afghanistan. Thus they blasted Bannu Jail and Kabul on the same day and night for ensuring that western countries should be ready to support US agenda to establish some bases even after leaving the region.

In short collation partners of Afghanistan should force US to carry out negations again with the true stack holders for their smooth and complete exit from the region.

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