“The agents of Punjab have once again spilled the blood of innocent civilians,” Kandahar’s chief of police said, referring to Pakistan’s influence over the Taliban.
Mullah Abdul Salam Zakir, the brother of the former Guantanamo Bay detainee who quickly assumed command of the Afghan Taliban’s military branch, is said to have been killed during a raid in northern Helmand province. ISAF has not confirmed Salam’s death.
Afghan Ministry of Education Urges School Attackers to Stop
Iran, Pakistan out to weaken Afghanistan, MPs told
The al Qaeda-linked Taliban subgroup has been conducting assassinations and suicide assaults in the Afghan south for years.
In Afghanistan, New Insurgent Group Emerges
The powerful Taliban subgroup is led by former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mullah Zakir, and is closely tied to al Qaeda.
Meanwhile, the bin Laden documents show that Taliban emir Mullah Omar plotted Afghan strategy with Osama bin laden and Ayman al Zawahiri.