After Ghazni attack, Taliban still in control
The Afghan government declared Saturday that there was no longer a cause for concern about the strategic southeastern city of Ghazni falling to the Taliban.
However, a reporter for The New York Times who entered the city Saturday morning found insurgents confidently in control at every intersection. At Sanayi High School, where the day before there had been a large Afghan police check post, now there were a halfdozen Taliban fighters armed with rocket-propelled grenade launchers and AK-47s.
With cellphone towers destroyed, information from Ghazni was scarce.