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Taliban Takes Blame for Afghan Attacks

Two years after the fall of the Taliban, remnants of the ousted regime still claim a role in the violence in Afghanistan — even taking responsibility for attacks in which the Islamic militia seems to have played no part. On Wednesday, a senior Afghan military commander, Gen. Said Mohammad, said a veteran Afghan soldier had opened fire on a coalition convoy at a checkpoint in southern Afghanistan, killing one Romanian soldier and wounding another. Mohammad said the Afghan soldier, who was not identified by name and rank, escaped from the site of Tuesday’s attack, which probably had nothing to do with the Taliban or al-Qaida. Still, Taliban spokesman Mullah Abdullah Zabulwal claimed responsibility, not only for that assault but also for a car bomb that exploded Tuesday outside two U.N. offices in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, wounding an Afghan U.N. guard and an Afghan civilian nearby. Full Story

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