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Suicide attacks increased due to militants' defeat: ISAF

Suicide attacks increased due to militants' defeat: ISAF

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Feb 28, 2011 - 16:14

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The increase of suicide attacks in Afghanistaninfo-icon is because the insurgents are being defeated, the international coalition said on Monday.

The militants had fled from their trenches and had lost the resistance against Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon), so they carry out suicide attack against civilians, ISAF spokesman, Brig. Gen.Josef Blotz, told a press conference.

They were unable to fight with security personnel face to face which was why they had resorted to suicide attacks over the past two weeks in Kabul, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Khost, Faryab and Kunduz provinces, he said.

Eighty percent of civilian casualties were caused by militant attacks, he said.

In addition, he said that the security of Pech Dara in eastern Kunar province would be handed over to Afghan security personnel soon.

Handing over the security responsibility of the district was not a part of the process of security transition to Afghan security forces, but it was simple replacement, he said.

Coalition troops always worked closely with Afghan security personnel and would provide assistance to them in case of need, he said.

myn /cas

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