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Taliban’s spring offensive begins tomorrow

Taliban’s spring offensive begins tomorrow

May 02, 2012 - 20:43

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Threatening to target “foreign invaders”, their advisors and contractors, the Talibaninfo-icon on Wednesday said their spring offensive would begin across the country on Thursday.

A nnouncement of the annual offensive by the movement’s spokesman came hours after the signing of the long-awaited strategic cooperation deal between Afghanistaninfo-icon and the United States.

“The primary target of Al-Farooq operation will be foreign invaders, their advisors, their contractors and members of all military, intelligence and auxiliary departments,” it added.

Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement new war tactics would be employed to protect civilians. He added a committee would be tasked with inviting Afghan security personnel to join the insurgency.

Hours earlier, the insurgents launched a brazen attack on a foreigners' housing compound in Kabul, killing seven people and wounding nearly a dozen others.

The group also warned of attacks on high-ranking officials, lawmakers and members of the High Peace Councilinfo-icon. “It is hoped civilians will stay away from bases of invaders and their hirelings and military convoys.”



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