Tuesday, July 21, 2009

புர்காவை ஏன் தீவிரவாத முஸ்லீம்கள் ஆதரிக்கின்றனர்

தற்கொலை குண்டுதாரிகள், புர்கா அணிந்து உள்ளே குண்டுகளை மறைத்து வைத்துகொண்டு பள்ளிக்கூடம் அரசாங்க கட்டிடங்களின் உள்ளே புகுந்து வெடித்துள்ளார்கள்.

பெண்கள் வருகிறார்கள் என்று பரிசோதனை செய்யாமல் விட்டுவிட்டார்கள்.

இதற்காகத்தான் தீவிரவாத முஸ்லீம்கள் புர்காவை ஆதரிக்கின்றனர்

வெகு விரைவில் பாகிஸ்தானிலும் ஆப்கானிஸ்தானிலும் புர்கா தடைசெய்யப்படும் என்று தெரிகிறது.

Six killed as suicide bombers attack Afghan cities
By Khan Mohammad (AFP) – 3 hours ago

KHOST, Afghanistan — Taliban suicide bombers, most of them disguised in burkas, tried to storm government buildings and a military base in two Afghan cities on Tuesday, killing six people, officials said.

The attacks in Gardez and Jalalabad came amid a surge in violence ahead of presidential and provincial elections on August 20, when President Hamid Karzai will stand for re-election despite criticisms about security and corruption.

Taliban militants have increasingly used coordinated suicide and gun attacks in their fight against Karzai's Western-backed government and its foreign military allies deployed in the country for nearly eight years.

Six suicide bombers, some of them also carrying guns, tried to enter several government buildings in Gardez in Paktia province but were shot dead before reaching their targets, provincial spokesman Rohullah Samoon told AFP.

"One of the bombers detonated in front of the intelligence department, killing three intelligence officers. The other bombers were killed by security forces," he said. Samoon said that two policemen were also killed.

Provincial police chief Azizuddin Wardak also confirmed two police officers were killed in the attacks but said that two of the bombers managed to detonate explosives strapped to their bodies.

"Two of the bombers exploded -- one near the intelligence office and the other near the police station district one. Two police were killed," he said.

"The other bombers were killed by our security forces before they reached their target of entering government buildings and offices to kill innocent people," Wardak added.

The police chief said the bombers entered Gardez, the provincial capital, wearing burkas -- the traditional all-covering veil worn by Afghan women.

The defence ministry in Kabul said two of the six bombers had detonated their bombs and the rest were shot dead by security forces.

It give no death toll but said "a number of security forces were killed and injured in the attack."

Authorities temporarily slapped a curfew on Gardez but "everything is under control now. We have full control over the city," the police chief said.

Army soldiers were deployed to control entrance to the troubled town, the defence ministry said.

In Jalalabad, two other bombers were killed in a shootout with police as they tried to fight their way into the city airport, a base for Afghan and foreign troops, said provincial government spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai.

Jalalabad is the capital town of Nangarhar province, which sees regular Taliban violence, as does Paktia.

Abdulzai and a doctor in Jalalabad's hospital said one policeman was killed in the incident.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahed, said the Islamist militia were responsible for both attacks.

"Fifteen of our mujahedin (holy fighters) -- suicide bombers who also have guns -- entered the governor's compound and other government buildings" in Gardez, Mujahed told AFP by telephone.

"Four of our mujahedin have entered the Jalalabad air base -- they have killed several Afghan and foreign forces," he added.

With the Taliban-led insurgency at its deadliest since the US-led invasion of 2001, the United States has ordered an extra 21,000 soldiers to Afghanistan in a bid to stabilise the country ahead of the August elections.

A British soldier was killed in a roadside bomb attack in the southern, opium-growing province of Helmand where thousands of US and British troops, helped by Afghans, are pressing major operations to root out militants.

On Tuesday, a soldier from the US-led coalition was killed in a road accident near Kabul, the military announced.

According to independent website -- www.icasualties.org -- which counts military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan, 57 foreign soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan this month, the deadliest since 2001.

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