Sunday, September 27, 2009

Taliban Attack

Taliban attack with a mission to target Afghan Cabinet minister failed as the minister luckily escaped from it. Actually it was a road side bomb which was set to attack the minister but has killed 3 road side people. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on Khan, a key member of the Northern Alliance whose forces helped U.S. forces in toppling the Taliban in 2001.

"The target was Ismail Khan," Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, told Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed location. The explosion occurred outside a school in Herat, killing three people and wounding 16, residents and a doctor said. Police in Kabul said Khan survived the attack unscathed.