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Taliban Sorry for 'Mistake' That Killed 16 Afghans

Afghanistan’s ousted Taliban apologized Wednesday for a bomb attack in the southern city of Kandahar that killed 16 people, including many children, and called it a botched attempt to target U.S. troops. The ousted Islamic militia initially denied involvement in Tuesday’s explosion near a military compound as children were passing on their way home from school. The blast came just two days after a new constitution was adopted in Kabul, which Afghans hope will usher in a period of peace and stability after a quarter of a century of bloodshed. “It was a mistake by our mujahideen (holy warriors),” senior Taliban commander Mullah Sabir Momin said by satellite telephone. “We wanted to target the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) office in the city, but because of a small mistake, this plan failed,” he told Reuters. Full Story

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