Schlagwort-Archive: attacked

The Taliban Suicide Squad Which Attacked Kabul

by Florian Flade

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On April 15 a Taliban suicide squad carried out a series of rocket and missile attacks and bombings on Western embassies and diplomatic compounds in Kabul and the provinces of Paktia, Logar, and Nangarhar. Afghan media reported one of the attackers survived the 18-hour stand-off and was captured by Afghan security forces. The militant told interrogators he and some 200 other Taliban fighters were trained by a senior Taliban leader of the Haqqani network in the Afghan-Pakistan border region of Waziristan.

On the Taliban´s website a series of pictures were released showing the Kabul attackers being trained in Waziristan. These images are a clear proof of ongoing terrorist activities in the Pakistan tribal region with the clear aim of sending out fighters into Afghanistan.


British Aid Worker kidnapped in Afghanistan

by Florian Flade

Development Alternatives Inc – Building attacked in Kunduz (July 2010)

A British aid worker and three Afghan employees have apparently been kidnapped in eastern Afghanistan. They were traveling with two vehicles in the east of the country when they were attacked by armed men, according to the local police.

„We can confirm that a British citizen has been missing in Afghanistan,“ said the British Foreign Ministry on Sunday.
Afghan authorities confirmed the British woman and her colleagues were abducted on Sunday in eastern Afghan province of Kunar.

The kidnapped British woman was working as an expert on development aid for the aid organization DAI.
DAI spokesman told me yesteday: „I can confirm that we are working on a probable abduction case in Afghanistan involving a British national who works for DAI.“

Development Alternatives Inc (DAI) is running six projects in different parts of Afghanistan. Over 2,000 employees are working for the aid organization, including local and western workers.

In early July an DAI office in the northern Afghan City of Kunduz was attacked by Taliban fighters. A 32-year-old German and a British security guard were killed in the attack.

In August, several Western doctors died when their convoy was ambushed in the northeastern Afghan province of Badakhshan. Eight foreigners, including a German interpreter, several Americans and two Afghan companions were shot to death by the suspicious Taliban attackers.