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Frustration, criminality fed Afghan riots: analysts

Social frustration, anger at the arrogance of US troops and sheer criminality were fuel for the violent demonstrations that engulfed the Afghan capital, analysts said. Hundreds of mostly young men armed with knives, wooden posts and spades rampaged through the city, torching cars and buildings and looting the offices of businesses and international organisations. “Probably quite a lot of what you saw (Monday) was frustration,” a Western military analyst said on Tuesday, pointing to the population explosion in Kabul since the Taliban was toppled in 2001 and high rate of unemployment. Full Story

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