Violence Continuing in Afghanistan

Violence and suicide attacks have been continuing in southern Afghanistan. The rebels intensified their attacks after the landmark parliamentary election in different parts of the country, particularly in the southern and southeastern provinces and have killed dozens of government forces and also a few coalition forces. Taliban already vowed that they will start a new wave of their insurgency after the parliamentary election and right after the parliamentary election they raised their attacks, especially suicide attacks. Over the past 2 weeks, 5 suicide attacks were conducted by the enemies and also the rebels have accelerated their military operations in different provinces of Afghanistan. As a result, there was a suicide attack in front of Kabul military training center that killed 9 ANA soldiers and 4 more suicide attacks took place in Kandahar province which killed and injured a number of people including 4 British nationals. Also the rebels killed five health workers by an ambush in Kandahar province. The Afghan National police faced a the highest casualty during this week - at least 20 police forces were killed and a number injured when the rebels targeted their convoy from an ambush in the southern Helmand province. It was the highest level of casualties to Afghan National Police since the ousting of the Taliban regime. In a similar attack, 6 other police were killed in Uruzgan province.

Recent violence shows that the enemies are still active and recent violence is increasing people's concern over the rebels militancy, because the enemies attacks reached Kabul, and a couple of days before the arrival of Condoleeza Rice, Kabul was hit by two rockets. One of those rockets hit Canadian ambassador residence which injured two Afghan guards and the second hit the intelligence headquarters which resulted no casualties.

The NATO Secretary General, during his visit to Afghanistan, said that NATO was ready to increase their forces and deploy them to the southern provinces. We hope that more NATO forces will be deployed in the southern parts of Afghanistan as soon as possible. There is a big requirement for these forces and it will help to prevent the insurgents from attacking because there will be more patrols and military operations and it will be hard for the rebels to continue their activities in the southern provinces.

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