Taliban Claim Deadly Car Bomb in Kabul – Designed to Intimidate Before Afghanistan Elections

August 15, 2009

(ChattahBox) — A large suicide car bomb exploded in the heart of the Afghan capital outside the gates of NATO headquarters in Afghanistan, killing seven and wounding almost 100. The Taliban claimed responsibility saying they were trying to target was the US embassy, in an act designed to “unnerve” the Afghan people just five days before the country’s elections, which pits incumbent Hamid Karzai against 35 challengers. Two recent polls have Mr Karzai with a comfortable lead over his nearest challenger Abdullah Abdullah, but not enough to avoid a second round run-off. The Taliban, stronger than at any time since they were driven from power eight years ago, have vowed to strike polling stations and threatened reprisals against voters. President Barack Obama has ordered thousands of extra troops to Afghanistan, pushing to 62,000 US troops among 100,000 western troops to tip the balance in the war that Gen. Stanley McChrystal and others in Washington admitted recently the Taliban have gained the upper hand.


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