Afghanistan: Suicide Attack on Contractor DAI Compound in Kunduz / Selbstmord Anschlag auf US-Hilfsorganisation DAI in Kunduz

The Taliban is now targeting USAID civilian contractors in Afghanistan, confirming a shift in strategy suggested by earlier attacks.

For details of the attack, see the following articles:

Al Jazeera, “Taliban’s ‘welcome message’ to new US commander in Afghanistan,” Video, July 2, 2010

“Taliban stürmen Büro von US-Hilfsorganisation,” SPEGEL ONLINE,
3 juli 2010

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