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(回答先: Re:タリバーンの声明の中身は？ 投稿者 長壁満子 日時 2004 年 6 月 11 日 16:18:18)
以下の Reuters 記事に Taliban および al Qaeda の戦略が分析されています。
・・・これがT aliban および al Qaeda の主張だとしているようです。
Foreign and local aid workers killed in Afghanistan
Wed Jun 2, 2004 06:42 PM ET
By Mike Collett-White and Sayed Salahuddin
KABUL (Reuters) - Three foreign and two local aid workers were killed on Wednesday when gunmen opened fire on their car in the northwestern Afghan province of Badghis, the worst attack on the aid community since the fall of the Taliban.
Amir Shah Nayebzada, police chief of Badghis, said he suspected remnants of the ousted militant Islamic regime were behind the killing, a worrying development since the Taliban insurgency has centred so far on the south and east.
"This horrific incident happened just before dusk," he told Reuters. "It seems to be a politically motived act, most probably carried out by Taliban fighters, for we see no reason why other people would do it.
"The Taliban just want to destabilise the country ahead of the elections."
The small arms ambush on the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) staff, which occured on a remote road east of the town of Qadis, comes amid rising violence in Afghanistan as it prepares for landmark elections in September.
More than 700 people have been killed since August, and the intensity of militant-related attacks particularly in southern provinces has picked up markedly in the last two months.
Remnants of the hardline Islamic Taliban and al Qaeda have declared a "jihad", or holy war, on aid groups, local troops and foreign forces in Afghanistan. The militants dismiss the election as a sham to legitimise the U.S.-backed government in Kabul.
"We did it," said Haji Latif Hakimi, who claims to represent the Taliban.
"We killed them because they worked for the Americans against us using the cover of aid work. We will kill more foreign aid workers," he told Reuters in Herat, the western city located some 120 Km (75 miles) west of Qadis.
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Badghis governor Azizullah Afzali said two Afghan men, a Belgian woman, a Dutch man and a Swiss man were killed.
Nick Downie of the Afghanistan NGO Security Offices, said he had reports that one of the men was Norwegian. A spokesman for MSF in Kabul declined to give any details.
Downie said the attack took to 21 the number of aid workers killed in Afghanistan since the beginning of the year, already eclipsing the 13 who died in attacks in 2003.
"We have seen an insurgency in the south, the east and the southeast," he told Reuters. "So it is quite shocking to be attacked in that part of the country."
He expected aid groups to curtail their activity in the northwestern region in reaction to the deaths, and estimated that up to half the country was off-limits to international staff working for non-governmental organisations.
The Taliban, ousted from power in November 2001, claimed responsibility for the deaths in May of two British security advisers helping the United Nations prepare for voter registration in the eastern province of Nangarhar.
A 29-year-old French woman working for the U.N. refugee agency was shot dead in the town of Ghazni in November by two suspected Islamic militants riding a motorbike, a trademark Taliban tactic.
The bodies of the five MSF employees killed are expected to be flown back to Kabul on Thursday morning, Downie said.
There are 20,000 American-led troops in Afghanistan hunting Taliban and al Qaeda fighters and 6,500 NATO-led peacekeepers securing Kabul.
Afghan and Western officials have urged NATO to expand its operations, including to the north and west, but member states have been reluctant to rush in more soldiers.