In what seems to be almost a daily occurrence, we must report again today that Muslim terrorists have once again carried out a deadly attack.
Yesterday, it was Israel. Today, Afghanistan.
CNN reports, An explosion rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul early Tuesday — the apparent work of Taliban militants targeting a security team that protects government VIPs.
Kabul’s police chief said at least 28 people died. More than 300 were wounded, according to authorities.
Despite the target, most of the victims were civilians — including women and children, Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said.
A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle filled with explosives in a private parking lot behind the compound, destroying the back wall of a building, according to Sediqi. A second attacker then entered the building. That attacker died in a gunbattle with security forces less than two hours later, Sediqi said.The attack comes a week after the Taliban declared the start of a spring offensive, designed to “employ all means at our disposal to bog the enemy down in a war of attrition that lowers the morale of the foreign invaders and their internal armed militias.”
The commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, Gen. John W. Nicholson, said such attacks are a sign of Taliban weakness.“Today’s attack shows the insurgents are unable to meet Afghan forces on the battlefield and must resort to these terrorist attacks,” he said.
Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack and said in a tweet it “clearly shows the enemy’s defeat in face-to-face battle” with government forces.
Of course, this comes a week after John Kerry visited Afghanistan in an attempt to
beg invite the Taliban to the negotiating table.
When will Western leaders learn you cannot negotiate with someone who wants to kill you – unless it’s a discussion over whether you want to be blown up or shot?
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]