Taliban Tells US, Nato That Kandahar Blasts Were “Warning”
March 14, 2010
Afghanistan (ChattahBox) – The Taliban have released a statement after a series of blasts that rocked the city of Kandahar, saying that it was a warning to US and Nato forces against an impending military operations in the region.
At least 35 people are dead, and 57 people are injured, after the bombings targeted the third largest city in Afghanistan.
There were four blasts in all: one targeting a prison in a vehicle, one a high-end residential area from a motorbike, one a police vehicle from a bicycle rider, and one at a police headquarters, where five officers were killed.
According to Taliban spokesman, Yousuf Ahmadi, the blasts were to show US and Nato forced that they “can strike anywhere, any time we want.”
The attacks were in response to General Stanley McChrystal, who stated that a military offensive in Kandahar would be the next step in pushing out the Taliban, who consider it a holy city.