Af­ter Ghazni at­tack, Tal­iban still in con­trol

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Obituaries -

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.

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