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Kandahar Governor Asking for More Troops

Kandahar : Afghanistan | Mar 14, 2010 at 8:51 PM PDT
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Taliban Fighting Escalates

The Governor of Kandahar in Afghanistan is asking for more troops for reinforcements, after the suicide attacks in which at least 35 people were killed on Saturday evening. It was said by officials that Taliban militants detonated five big bombs in the city as a part of an operation that appeared to the target the city's main prison. A similar attack by the Talibans in 2008 freed hundreds of inmates, but officials say Saturday's prison-break failed.

Officials say that 13 police officers and 22 civilians were killed, and 57 people were wounded in the attacks. At least five people were wounded in another explosion near Kandahar Construction Company, early Sunday.

Kandahar is the place where the Taliban start their activities and this city is still holding out against the US and NATIO commandrs, who are looking towards a large scale assault in the coming months to root out the militants from the city and deploy vigilant commanders to improve the security level and governance.

A Taliban spokesman claimed that Saturday's attacks were a "message" to the commanders who were planning the assault. Meanwhile, a joint Afghan-international force said its troops killed a senior Taliban commander Friday in Lashkar Gar in the Helmand province. They say Muhammad Yah planned the bomb and suicide attacks targeting Afghan and international forces that often killed civilians.

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Kandahar Governor Asking for More Troops
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starsofsmile is based in Rāwalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Stringer for Allvoices.
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