US stages attacks to quicken exit, say experts
KABUL (PAN): The massacre of 16 civilians and the recent burning of the Quran only signalled that US is pressuring Afghans to make unanimous call for NATO-led coalition to withdraw from Afghanistan soon, say political experts.
"US soldiers no longer capable of keeping their mission ongoing and they have recently resorted to such activities that ignite the sentiments of Afghans against them," political analyst Wahid Muzhda told Pajhwok Afghan News.
As the British envoy to Afghanistan on Sunday said they had failed in their mission in Afghanistan, the US government also has a similar view, added the analyst.
Another expert, Mohammad Hassan Haqyar said US soldiers were paving the way for their exit by staging such unlawful acts.
"By this way, the US government wants to have the number of its troops in Afghanistan reduced," he said.
While, analyst Habibullah Rafi, on the other hand said the US wanted a face-saving exit from Afghanistan.
He called on the US government to execute the soldier who killed Afghan civilians on Sunday.
On Sunday morning, a soldier, alleged to be of unsound mind shot dead 16 civilians, including nine children and three women in Zangabad area of Panjwai district in Kandahar, the birthplace of Taliban movement.
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