The purported spokesman, Qari Yusaf Ahmadi, told news agencies that the August 28 attack in Laskhar Gah, capital of Helmand Province, targeted a man named Khan Mohammad, who was a police chief in the region under the pro-Communist government of the 1980s. Mohammad was among those who died in the explosion.
(compiled from agency reports)
The Afghan Insurgency
A U.S. military vehicle damaged by insurgents near Kandahar (epa)
HOMEGROWN OR IMPORTED? As attacks against Afghan and international forces continue relentlessly, RFE/RL hosted a briefing to discuss the nature of the Afghan insurgency. The discussion featured Marvin Weinbaum, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and RFE/RL Afghanistan analyst Amin Tarzi.
LISTENListen to the entire briefing (about 83 minutes):
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