Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A parting gift for Obama from the Taliban in Afghanistan

Obama made a very secret trip to Afghanistan, and when he left the Taliban responded with a farewell that killed seven people.

From Reuters/Yahoo May 1 by Michael Georgy and Mirwais Harooni

Suicide bombers kill 7 after Obama leaves Afghan capital

KABUL (Reuters) - Suicide bombers attacked a compound housing Westerners in Kabul on Wednesday hours after U.S. President Barack Obama signed a security pact during a short visit to a city that remains vulnerable to a resilient insurgency.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack which involved a car bomb and insurgents disguised as women on the eastern outskirts of the capital, killing seven people, a Gurkha guard and six passers-by, and wounding 17.
The Taliban said it was in response to Obama's visit and to the strategic partnership deal he signed with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, a pact that sets out a long-term U.S. role after most foreign combat troops leave by the end of 2014.
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