Taliban Bomb Kabul… Two Hours After Barack Obama Announces Peace Talks With Taliban
Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that his administration is “pursuing a negotiated peace with the Taliban” (Tollybon) in Afghanistan.
Two hours later, after he left Bagram Air Force Base, the Taliban bombed Kabul killing seven people.
They said it was in response to Obama’s visit.
The AP reported:
Taliban insurgents attacked a compound housing foreigners in the Afghan capital Wednesday, killing seven people, hours after President Barack Obama made a surprise visit and signed a pact governing the U.S. presence after combat troops withdraw.
The Taliban said the attack was a response to Obama’s visit, which coincided with Wednesday’s anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden in neighboring Pakistan.
It was the second major assault in Kabul in less than three weeks and highlighted the Taliban’s continued ability to strike in the heavily guarded capital even when security had been tightened security for the high profile events.