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Taliban threaten Afghan presidential candidates, pledge more attacks

A Taliban spokesman said all 18 candidates in Afghanistan’s presidential elections were “top targets” for attack, and claimed responsibility after a rocket landed near a school President Hamid Karzai was about to visit.”All presidential candidates are our top targets now because they are running for the polls of a US-made election — an election which will create a government in the interest of the Americans,” Taliban spokesman Abdul Latif Hakimi told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location. “We claim the responsibility for the rocket attack today in Paktia aimed at President Karzai but he was lucky, the rocket missed him.”Full Story

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