BREAKING NEWS: The Next Crusade Against Muslims Has Begun: US Terrorist Attack On Afghanistan - Kabul has been hit
This is the zionist media accounts, of course, and we know that civlilians
will be hit also in typical American terroristic fashion.
Thunderous explosions rock Afghanistan as U.S. and Britain launch military
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Thunderous explosions and the rattle of
anti-aircraft fire were heard Sunday night in the Afghan capital, Kabul,
as the United States and Britain launched a military attack in
Afghanistan. Electricity was shut off throughout the city.
CNN, meanwhile, reported explosions in the northeast Afghan city of
Jalalabad and the southern city of Kandahar, where the headquarters of the
ruling Taliban militia is located. Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar
lives in Kandahar.
In Washington, President Bush said U.S. and British military action had
begun in Afghanistan. He said forces are taking "targeted actions" against
Taliban military capabilities and the al-Qaida network of alleged
terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.
In the days following the strikes at the World Trade Center and Pentagon,
the president had issued a series of demands for the Taliban to hand over
bin Laden, a Saudi exile and the main suspect in the Sept. 11 attacks on
New York and Washington. The Taliban offered to negotiate but refused a
"Now the Taliban will pay a price," Bush vowed.
A senior Pentagon official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said
Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched from American and British vessels,
including American submarines, in the Arabian Sea. This official said
targets included air defenses, military communications sites and terrorist
training camps inside Afghanistan.
The first explosions could be heard about 8:57 p.m. local time, or 12:27
p.m. EDT, after nightfall in Kabul. Five large explosions shook the city,
followed by the sounds of anti-aircraft fire.
A Taliban official in Kabul contacted by telephone from Pakistan said "we
are under attack. They bombed in the south of Kabul. Our guns are firing."
The official, who gave his name only as Mudir, gave no further details.
The private, Islamabad-based Afghan Islamic Press agency quoted the
Taliban as saying American planes had bombed areas near the Kabul airport
in the northern part of the city. The agency said there were no details of
casualties and no reports of damage to the city itself. It added, however,
that "huge smoke is rising near Kabul airport."
In Karachi, Pakistan, the Taliban's consul-general said the Islamic
militia is ready for holy war, following the U.S. and British attack.
"We condemn this attack," Rehmatullah Kakazada told The Associated Press.
"We have received word that a plane has bombed Kabul. We don't have any
more information. We are ready for jihad."
About two hours after the attack, electricity was still off in Kabul but
the city was quiet and there was no sign of panic. Kabul's one million
people are inured to war after more than two decades of relentless
fighting that has destroyed most of the city.
Earlier Sunday, the Taliban had made an 11th-hour appeal to prevent U.S.
attacks: They offered to detain bin Laden and try him under Islamic law if
the United States made a formal request. The Bush administration quickly
rejected the Taliban proposal, with White House spokesman Scott McClellan
saying Bush's demands "are clear and nonnegotiable."
Washington has also rejected Afghanistan's attempt to use eight jailed
foreign aid workers as bargaining chips to pressure the United States to
halt its planned anti-terrorist offensive. The eight aid workers in Kabul
four Germans, two Americans and two Australians were arrested in August on
charges of trying to convert Muslims to Christianity.
Power went off throughout Kabul almost immediately after the first of five
thunderous blasts Sunday night, which appeared to have been in the
southwest of the city. The southwestern part of Kabul includes the
Darulaman Palace, an ancient royal residence, and the Balahisar Fort, an
old Mogul style installation.
The firing tapered off for a few minutes but resumed after a jet aircraft
could be heard passing over the city.
A curfew was in effect in the city, making it impossible to independently
determine further details.
In a statement before the U.S. attacks began, the Taliban said they had
sent thousands of troops to the border with Uzbekistan, whose president
has allowed U.S. troops use of an air base for the anti-terrorism
"We have deployed our forces there at all important places. This is the
question of our honor, and we will never bow before the Americans and will
fight to the last," said a Taliban defense ministry source, quoted Sunday
by the Afghan Islamic Press.
Taliban claims about sending troops to the Uzbekistan border could not be
However, Russia's Interfax news agency reported Saturday that Taliban
troops were moving long-range artillery and multiple rocket launchers
toward the border. More than 10 guns and rocket launchers had moved within
range of the Uzbek border town of Termez, Interfax said, quoting Afghan
The Taliban are estimated to have some 40,000 fighters around a quarter of
them from bin Laden's organization and many of those are involved in
fighting a coalition of opposition forces in northern Afghanistan. The
Taliban's enemies had made little progress against the larger,
better-armed Taliban, but their fortunes have been bolstered since the
Sept. 11 attacks with a decision by Russia to step up weapons shipments.
And From The Washington Post:
Taliban Issue Official Statement
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan In their first official reaction to U.S.-led strikes
on Afghanistan, the ruling Taliban militia declared the assault to be a
"terrorist attack" and vowed that America "will never achieve its goal."
The statement was issued by the Taliban ambassador to Pakistan, Abdul
Salam Zaeef, soon after American and British forces launched strikes to
force the Islamic movement to hand over terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden
and his lieutenants.
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