Yesterday the Taliban, obviously distraught about the success of the Mumbai attackers, attempted their own India style barrage. Developing reports detail that at least nine people have been killed so far in a Taliban attack on two government buildings in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
Witnesses say at least five men armed with assault rifles and grenades attacked the Justice Ministry building, triggering a two-hour gunbattle. Two of the attackers and at least three ministry employees were killed.
Police also say a suicide bomber attacked another building belonging to the ministry in northern Kabul, killing at least three people.
So, the reports confirm that the Taliban is still insistent on planning and executing attacks on unarmed targets as well as government officials, a trend they are habitualizing themselves too. Many bloggers have been tossing around their analysis of how this positions the Taliban in strength stature. Many, such as Abu Muqawama, believe these attacks show that the Taliban is not getting stronger, just adjusting their tactics. The new director of national intelligence told congress yesterday that the Taliban is getting stronger and the Karzai government is getting weaker.
So, who do you believe? What type of attack do you classify this as? Are the Taliban partaking in tactics of unconventional warfare or is this a simple case of terrorism? Does this attack make them seem weaker or stronger? Growing or shrinking? Not sure, well just stay posted to our blogs and you will see the light...from a blast in Kabul if your not careful.