TALIBAN disguised as women in burqas kill 5, wound 26

But Obama in Egypt said the wearing of burqas is fine with him, even as Taliban suicide bombers, most of them disguised as women, stormed government buildings and a military base in Afghanistan.

Afghan soldier stands guard near a discarded burqa, used by a Taliban suicide bomber

Afghan soldier stands guard near a discarded burqa, used by a Taliban suicide bomber

Taliban borrow tactic from Iraqi militant handbook as Afghan violence shows no sign of slowing, in spite of US-led surge.

Male suicide bombers disguised in womens’ burqas stormed government buildings and security headquarters in co-ordinated attacks which killed a dozen people and injured 22 others in eastern Afghanistan yesterday. Hamid Karzai’s government described the “commando-style” raids as a new tactic being employed by the Taliban in what has been one of the most violent months in the country’s war.

Bombers wearing burqas, male and female, have struck on a number of occasions in Iraq. The modus operandi is, however, new to Afghanistan where, due to religious sensibilities, women in traditional dresses face less risk of being searched than in Iraq france24.

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General David McKiernan, commander of the Nato led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, says we are losing the war in Afghanistan because coalition allies refuse to deploy troops into most violent areas and Obama won’t send enough troop reinforcements.

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