Pakistan accused of training Taliban bombers




 
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January 18th, 2006  
SwordFish_13
 
 

Topic: Pakistan accused of training Taliban bombers


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Following a recent spate of attacks by Taliban-al Qaeda groups in Afghanistan, a provincial governor has accused Pakistan of training and equipping Taliban suicide bombers who have killed at least 33 persons in Kandahar province, reports said on Wednesday.

"The suicide bombers are trained and equipped by Pakistan and then sent to Afghanistan for sabotage activities," Kandahar Governor Assadullah Khalid was quoted as saying.

He said Pakistan was "sheltering and allowing senior Taliban officials on its soil and, in some cases, the suicide bombers are even Pakistani nationals".

Khalid was quoted as saying "since all senior Taliban (leaders) have got their houses there (in Pakistan) and use some of them as training camps, the government should know what is going on".

Escalating violence has caused some NATO members to agonise over plans to send more peacekeeping troops to Southern Afghanistan to allow the US-led forces trim their presence there.

In a related report, it said the United Nations has closed its offices in Balochistan province of Pakistan following threats mentioning al Qaeda network...


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January 18th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
to many with a good working brain, it is not accusation any more. It is a proven crime and guilt.
January 18th, 2006  
Morten
 
 
DK might send 200 extra troops down there... we just need the governments and NATO's agreement which we will (most likely) get...

anyways... its very disturbing news...
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January 18th, 2006  
PJ24
 
 
This isn't really a surprise, Pakistan was only one of three countries that recognized the Taliban as a legitimate government. During Operation Anaconda, Pakistani soldiers were found embedded with Taliban forces as they were making their escape across the bored. Pakistan was supposed to be blocking the exit. They also had and still have a tendency to pop a mortar or two over the border at US troops operating in the Konar and Paktika provinces.

Phoenix is right, I think that it is a known that Pakistan has had its hand in the terrorist cookie jar for some time now. Withing meaning to sound harsh, I'm not really sure why they are an "ally" of the United States. If anything, they are a hinderance to our efforts in the Global War on Terrorism. Sure, they toss out a few bad guy bones for us every now and again, but for the most part they are shady in their handling of affairs.
January 18th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Morten
DK might send 200 extra troops down there... we just need the governments and NATO's agreement which we will (most likely) get...

anyways... its very disturbing news...
I understand that British troops will be replacing the Americans in southern Afghanistan!

Canada will also send up to 2000 troops within the next few months to take care of the business so Americans can reduce their presence in the region as well.

This is a great achievement!
January 19th, 2006  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

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Source:Associated Press

Afghans Protest Pakistan After Bombing

SPINBOLDAK, Afghanistan - More than 5,000 people chanting "Death to Pakistan!" marched through two Afghan border towns Wednesday to protest a suicide bombing they blame on the neighboring country.

The blast at a wrestling match on Monday killed 21 people, making it the deadliest suicide attack since U.S.-led forces ousted the Taliban in 2001. No one has claimed responsibility, and a purported spokesman for the Taliban rebels denied involvement.

"Death to Pakistan! Death to al-Qaida! Death to the Taliban!" the protesters shouted as they marched to the towering Friendship Gate that marks Waish's border crossing with Pakistan.

The protesters also made their way through the larger town of Spinboldak, another key border crossing. Most shops in the two neighboring towns were closed because of the protest.


Afghan officials have repeatedly claimed that the Taliban and other militant groups have training bases in Pakistan and are receiving support from that side of the border an accusation Islamabad denies.


An Afghan tribal elder who spoke at the demonstration said that attackers in Monday's bombing had trained in Pakistan.


"They kill us Afghans. They kill tribesmen and they want tribesmen living in Pakistan and

Afghanistan to fight with each other," said Akhtar Mohammed Qabail.
Hours before Monday's explosion, President Hamid Karzai told reporters he believed most of those responsible for about 20 suicide attacks in the past three months have been foreigners, though he did not say from where.


Pakistan strengthened security on its side of the border during the protest and the crossing was closed temporarily until the demonstrations subsided.

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Source:BBC News

Afghans protest at bomb attacks



The attack in Spin Boldak killed more than 20 people

Hundreds of Afghans have demonstrated in the southern town of Spin Boldak, where at least 20 people were killed in a suspected suicide bombing on Monday.

Protesters urged civilians to be spared and condemned the Taleban and Pakistan, which Afghans say shelters militants.


Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered an inquiry into the bombing.


Meanwhile, the UN has reopened offices just over the border in Pakistan. They shut on Tuesday after a threat which officials now say was not credible.

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Shops and markets in Spin Boldak were closed and the nearby border with Pakistan much quieter than usual amid fears of further attacks.


Two other suspected suicide bombings in Kandahar on Sunday and Monday killed at least seven people, among them a senior Canadian diplomat.


Wrestling match


Kandahar governor Assadullah Khalid said the protesters had gathered to express their outrage at the bloodiest of the three attacks, in Spin Boldak.


The protesters chanted "death to Pakistan, death to al-Qaeda and death to the Taleban" as they marched through the town.


Afghan officials say the suicide bomber who carried out Monday's attack came from Pakistan, where they allege militants live and receive "training".


It is an accusation that has been made before and one that Islamabad denies.
Monday's bombing, which killed civilians at a wrestling match held to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid, has caused real anger and shock in Spin Boldak, the BBC's Catherine Davis says.


Attacks in southern Afghanistan are not unusual. But they generally target foreign troops or Afghans linked to the government.


'Enemies'
President Karzai said he had called for an investigation into where those behind recent attacks had been trained and who supports them.
He blamed the bombing on "the enemies of Afghanistan".


Afghan intelligence officials say their information indicates a group of fighters entered the country at the end of last month.


Amid the rise in violence in Afghanistan, the UN suspended operations just over the border in Pakistan on Monday after a telephone threat to its offices in Quetta.


But on Wednesday, UN staff started going back to work.
"It turned out not to be a credible threat," UN humanitarian co-ordinator in Pakistan Jan Vandemoortele said.




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January 19th, 2006  
Morten
 
 
Quote:
"Death to al-Qaida! Death to the Taliban!" the protesters shouted
its bad with the suicide bombings, but it seems like the people in Afghanistan is beginning to understand who the "enemy" is... or not?
January 19th, 2006  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

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Originally Posted by Morten
its bad with the suicide bombings, but it seems like the people in Afghanistan is beginning to understand who the "enemy" is... or not?
Morten , Afganistan was Always been Against Taliban or Al Quida ......... Taliban was a Pakistan Sponsored (Pakistani Students that's what the word means Students from pakistani Madarsas)b acked by Pakistan Army and Intelligence , that Took Over Afganistan ........... it was Forced upon them.

India and Afganistan Were Traditionally Close to each other .............. After Taliban took Over India has Armed , trained and kept the Northen Alliance Alive .......... without India's and Iran's Support it would have been Difficult if not Impossible for them to Fight the Pakistan Sponsored talibanis for So long .

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January 19th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
just compare the behavior of Afghans with their liberated muslim brothers in Iraq!
January 19th, 2006  
Morten
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SwordFish_13
Hi,



Morten , Afganistan was Always been Against Taliban or Al Quida ......... Taliban was a Pakistan Sponsored (Pakistani Students that's what the word means Students from pakistani Madarsas)b acked by Pakistan Army and Intelligence , that Took Over Afganistan ........... it was Forced upon them.

India and Afganistan Were Traditionally Close to each other .............. After Taliban took Over India has Armed , trained and kept the Northen Alliance Alive .......... without India's and Iran's Support it would have been Difficult if not Impossible for them to Fight the Pakistan Sponsored talibanis for So long .

Peace
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thx m8!.. always nice with some new info