16 Oct '11, 9am

A stark reminder from @waheedwafa222 - Attack in Panjshir showed nowhere is safe in Afghanistan.

KABUL (AFP) - A suicide bombing in the heart of a province renowned for its hostility to the Taleban demonstrates the reach of the Afghan insurgency and belies government claims to be providing security, analysts say. As part of the Taleban's strategy to show that it can strike anywhere, four attackers detonated suicide vests on Saturday at the gates of Panjshir's Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), a civil-military Nato outfit. In the first suicide attack in Panjshir since the war began in late 2001, Taleban bombers targeted the only foreign military presence in the province, killing two drivers and wounding two guards. Panjshir, a predominantly ethnic Tajik area handed from Nato control to Afghan forces in July, was a hotbed of resistance against the Soviets and then the Taleban - the Islamists failed to control the valley during their 1996-2001 rule over Afghanistan.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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