Editorial: Insurgency takes an alarming shape

The Kabul Times is a state-run daily published in English.

Editorial: Insurgency takes an alarming shape

The Kabul Times is a state-run daily published in English.

Friday, 19 May, 2006

When will the killing of innocent Afghans be finished? This is the question asked by almost all Afghans who have left behind two and half decades of turmoil. The Bonn Accords, which were made in Germany by Afghans and the United Nations, show that Afghan people can no longer bear the instability in their country and want to live in a peaceful atmosphere like people in other countries. When the coalition forces entered Afghanistan, all Afghans were optimistic that this was the end of war, but it did not happen that way. Although most parts of Afghanistan are secure, lingering insecurity in southern and eastern parts of the country causes concern that this will be extended to other areas of Afghanistan. A UNICEF vehicle was hit by a rocket in Herat recently. Terrorists indiscriminately kill innocent civilians such as religious scholars and schoolteachers in order to create fear and horror among people and to demoralise the government, but they are unaware of the fact that Afghan people will overcome any threat they face. The present insurgency and bomb explosions in some parts of Afghanistan stem from abroad, especially from our neighbour Pakistan. The Pakistanis who were caught red-handed inside Afghanistan have confessed that they were trained and sent to Afghanistan to hatch plots against institutions of the Afghan government. All neighbours including Pakistan should know that as Afghanistan is not trying to create instability in their countries, they should avoid interfering in Afghanistan’s internal affairs.

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