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Afghanistan says mosque bombing, helicopter attack part of Al-Qaeda plot

A bombing at a mosque in southern Afghanistan and a rocket attack on a US military helicopter marked the start of a plot by Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants to derail upcoming elections, officials said.The suicide bombing in Kandahar which killed 21 people during the June 1 funeral of an anti-Taliban cleric coincided with the attempt to down a US-led coalition aircraft, presidential spokesman Jawed Ludin told reporters in Kabul. “It’s only logical to assume that the enemies of Afghanistan — the remnants of the Taliban, Al-Qaeda elements with links to circles outside the country — would have chosen this time to obviously set a plot in motion,” he said.Full Story

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