Afghan Journal

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Six U.N. foreign workers killed in Kabul attacks

October 28, 2009

Taliban militants in Afghanistan killed six U.N foreign staff in an assault on an international guest-house in Kabul on Wednesday (Oct 28) deepening concerns about security for a Presidntial election run-off due in 10 days.

A resurgent Taliban have vowed to disrupt the Nov 7. run off as U.S president Barack Obama weighs whether to send more troops to Afghanistan to fight an insugency that has reached its fiercest level since the islamist were outsted in 2001.

In another sign of the growing reach of militants, rockets were were also fired at a foreign-owned luxury hotel near the presidential palace in the the heart of Kabul forcing more than 100 guests into a bunker.


Taliban militants by demonstrating that they can kill foreign workers, they too can kill intruders i.e. US and NATO troops, no matter how tight security is. Talibans are snipers who shoot from nowhere. Deploying more marines is to put lives at home in jeopardy, while no further deployment is to put current troops in.

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