Posted by: Christian | May 19, 2009

“Taliban” Nearly Score Propaganda Coup

Imagine the insurgents being able to say “We just killed the most powerful drug lord in Afghanistan.” That nearly happened. [Not that I believe he is the “biggest,” nor that he is necessarily a drug lord rather than someone who offers protection to this crowd.]  The NY Times reports:

A brother of President Hamid Karzai said he narrowly escaped assassination Monday morning by Taliban attackers lying in wait for his motorcade while it traveled from the eastern city of Jalalabad to the capital.

Between Jalalabad and Kabul? That could also be Haqqani or Hekmatyar’s guys. Or, uh, the “competition.”

More:

Mr. Karzai’s younger brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, said in a telephone interview that his convoy was on its way to Kabul, the capital, when it was ambushed at Sorobi by attackers using rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles.

“I was leading the convoy,” he said, “but all of the bullets hit the second vehicle that my bodyguards were driving.”

He blamed the Taliban for the attack, which killed one of his bodyguards.

OK, that narrows it down. سروبی , Sorobi, Sarobi, Sorūbī, Surawbi, or Surobay (Kabul Province) is Hizb-i-G territory.


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