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05 May 2018, 06:11 | Simon Arnold
Taliban Attacks In Kabul Aim To Grab Global Attention: Mattis
His comments come a day after a double suicide blast in Kabul killed 25 people, including an AFP photographer and at least eight other journalists. Mattis said in response to a question.
The UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression condemned in the strongest possible terms the killing of nine journalists covering an attack in the Afghan capital Kabul, and called on the government, with the assistance of the worldwide community, to bring the perpetrators to justice.
In a statement issued via its propaganda agency Amaq, it said the first bomber had hit the Kabul headquarters of Afghanistan's intelligence services and security forces, with a second blast targeting journalists who had rushed to the scene.
"This is the normal stuff by people who can not win at the ballot box, so they turn to bombs", Mattis said when asked about a day of bloodshed in Afghanistan that left dozens dead, including many children and journalists.
"... targeting journalists goes beyond imagination, these are attacks against which we want to react extremely and strongly and not just convey our condolences to the people of Afghanistan, but ensure them that all should be done for this kind of outrage not to be repeated", said Mayaudon.
"The murder of journalists and other innocent people is a great testimony to what it is we stand for and more importantly what we stand against", Mattis said.
President Trump in August announced a new strategy for the ongoing 16-year war in Afghanistan that included the United States sending thousands more troops there as well as strengthening its airpower. "The Taliban realize the danger of the people being allowed to vote", Mattis said.
At the start of March, about 7,800 US special forces were in the country to train, advise, and assist Afghan troop, according to SIGAR.
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