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Pakistan training Taliban bombers: Afghan Governor

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Submitted by Zhunjhu (India), Jul 28, 2006 at 15:18

Pakistani Political Leadership , Religious Leaders , Tribal Chiefs , ISI Officers , Army Generals and Al Qaida elements in ruling coalition of Muttahida Majlis e Amal is training and helping Taliban Jehadis to wage a war against US / UK led Coalition Forces in Afghanistan.

Following a recent spate of attacks by Taliban-al Qaeda groups in Afghanistan, a provincial governor has accused Pakistan of training and equipping Taliban suicide bombers who have killed at least 33 persons in Kandahar province, reports said today.

"The suicide bombers are trained and equipped by Pakistan and then sent to Afghanistan for sabotage activities," Kandahar governor Assadullah Khalid was quoted as saying in the Pakistani newspaper Daily Times.
He said Pakistan was "sheltering and allowing senior Taliban officials on its soil and, in some cases, the suicide bombers are even Pakistani nationals".
Khalid was quoted as saying "since all senior Taliban(leaders) have got their houses there (in Pakistan) and use some of them as training camps, the government should know what is going on".

Escalating violence has caused some NATO members to agonise over plans to send more peacekeeping troops to southern Afghanistan to allow the US-led forces trim their presence there, the Daily Times said.

In a related report, it said the United Nations has closed its offices in Balochistan province of Pakistan following threats mentioning al Qaeda network. An unidentified caller issued �credible� threat to the office of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Quetta.
The newspaper quoted UN humanitarian coordinator Janvande Moortele as saying that following the threat, he decided to withdraw people from the field and close down the office. A suicide bomb attack had killed 22 people in an Afghan town across Quetta on Monday, it said.

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