Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Militants attack Afghan president at ceremony in Kabul

President Hamid Karzai was attacked by militants with automatic rifles and rockets as he attended a ceremony in Kabul Sunday. The attackers missed Karzai but killed three others, The Associated Press reported Monday.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.

In this, the fourth attempt on the president’s life, six militants positioned from an apartment building 300 yards away opened fire on the area where the Karzai and government officials were sitting during the ceremony’s 21-gun salute. The ceremony was held to mark the 16th anniversary of the mujaheddin victory over the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

The ceremony was being televised when the attack began. Before the transmission was cut, images of hundred of people fleeing in terror, including army and police forces, were broadcast around the nation.

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