Afghanistan: June 3, 2005


The UN has halted its demining program in southern Afghanistan because of the death of two deminers by a roadside bomb. Deminers are often killed during operations, but the UN rarely halts operations. However, anti-American attitudes in the UN have led to UN officials taking any opportunity to try and make the United States look bad. In this case, they say they wont resume demining until security in southern Afghanistan improves. The UN says that at least a hundred people are killed by unexploded mines and other ordnance each month in Afghanistan. The attacks are thought to be Taliban, and most are. But some are bandits. 

The Taliban now  relies more on roadside bombs, because groups of Taliban gunmen making raids has become too dangerous. The Afghan army and coalition forces are too quick to chase down these groups. So the Taliban and al Qaeda have turned to pure terrorism. Most of the 60 or so people killed by them in the past week were the victims of terrorist bombs. 

Two American Special Forces soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb that detonated near their convoy. 


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