Afghanistan has once again accused Pakistan of providing
shelter, training, funds, and material to Taliban and al
Qaeda suicide bombers to sabotage progress. The UN said that
19 suicide attacks, including 13 in the last 10 weeks have
been recorded in Afghanistan last year. Escalating violence
has stopped the inflow of UN peace-keepers and aid to the
population. The UN has closed its offices in Baloachistan
after the al Qaeda issued "credible" warnings of attacks.
Suicide bombers and roaming bands have killed over 33 people
in the last few weeks, destroyed schools, and decapitated
school teachers. The Taliban opposes all education and
subjects that is not present in the Koran and detest
education of women saying that the practice is un-Islamic.
Thousands of people in Afghanistan have publicly protested
the suicide attacks. Even so, a Taliban "commander" has said
that hundreds of suicide bombers are ready in a bid to drive
out foreign forces and are awaiting orders from Taliban
leadership to carry out attacks.