US Planes bombed a mosque in Halmand in Southern
Afghanistan killing 50 Taliban terrorists including
several unspecified Taliban leaders; the Taliban has
not responded to this claim.
This bombing is part of ongoing US-led offensive
against the Taliban terrorists in Southern Afghanistan
for the last two weeks. Over 300 people, mostly
terrorists, soldiers, and some civilians have been
killed in these operations.
The Taliban have been extremely active in the South
recently and have often unleashed brutal frontal
attacks. A week ago,
a large force of terrorists attacked Halmand
leaving behind 105 dead.
A Canadian force attacked the Taliban near Kandahar
killing 5 terrorists and ending up with 5 injured
soldiers. Over 3000 villagers have fled from the scene
of this action.
Indian workers in Afghanistan have been frequent
targets of the terrorists. To protect aid workers,
India has dispatched
more Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel
Recently, an Indian telecom engineer was beheaded and
Taliban claims that it did that at the behest of
Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). India has
promised to raise this issue with Pakistan when it
meets next week.
A deadly traffic accident inspired hundreds of Afghanis
in Kabul to riot violently destroying shops, police
glass booths, burning police vehicles, and even beating
up a civilian. The rioters protested against the US
shouting “Death to America.”