Sunday, 27 April 2008
There's Something About A Parade

Anwar Sadat was killed while watching a parade....

BBC: At least one person has been killed and 11 were hurt in an attack on a military parade in the Afghan capital Kabul attended by President Hamid Karzai.

Security forces whisked Mr Karzai and other dignitaries away and hundreds fled as shots rang out. Two MPs were reported to be among the wounded.

The parade was a celebration to mark 16 years since the overthrow of the country's Soviet-backed rule.

A spokesman for the Taleban said the movement had carried out the attack.

He said they had not targeted Mr Karzai directly, [that's because they missed - RB] but wanted to show how easily they could get access to such events.

The BBC's Alastair Leithead in Kabul says the fact that they were able to get so close despite such tight security is worrying for both the government and the international community.

The Taleban spokesman said six militants had been deployed near the parade with suicide vests and guns. Three of them were killed and the other three arrested, he added...

Posted on 04/27/2008 7:10 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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