Afghanistan: Broad Taliban attack paralyzes Kandahar

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May 8, 2011
New York Times    
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"For more than 30 hours over the weekend, the Taliban immobilized the southern city of Kandahar, unleashing multiple attacks with small arms and suicide bombers near the city’s downtown, pinning down people in their homes, forcing shops to close and halting most traffic. Although the attack, the first major campaign in the Taliban’s announced spring offensive, did not kill many people, the insurgents made clear that they could muster their followers, tie up one of Afghanistan’s largest population centers and elude a heavy police and military presence." (05/08/11)

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/09/world/asia/09afghanistan.html  

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