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Karzai Vows To Hold Taliban Accountable

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has vowed to hold the Taliban accountable.
Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has vowed to hold the Taliban accountable for attacks that have killed and injured scores of people in the past week.

In a statement released by the presidential palace, Karzai called the attacks "acts of terror" and "mass killings."

The statement said: "Taliban have recently become so desperate and incapable that they can't do anything but resort to targeting civilians, and especially innocent workers, engineers, women, and children."

It added: "This once again proves that they have nothing to offer but killing and destruction."

The latest attacks included a suicide bombing August 31 that killed six people and injured more than 20 in at a bank in Kandahar Province, and an attack involving a bombing late August 30 that killed 12 people in Helmand Province.

Based on reports from AP, AFP and dpa