9 Indians among 15 dead as Taliban bombers attack Kabul

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    So the terror games by our neighbors are still on!
     
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    Yup, The game is on!!! Sad to see these brave people loose their lives. Going to Afghanistan is the bravest thing anyone can do! I salute these people! May their Souls rest in Peace!
     
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    As per new reports 2 Indian Army officers in Kabul are missing. 5 Indian Army personal are in hospital with burn injuries.
     
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    Afghanistan is still considered as Pakistan backyard by ISI and Indian presence makes them uncomfortable. Pakistan knows that they don't have public opinion in their favor and sooner or later Afghanistan is going to stand against Pakistan atrocities. Indian role resurrects Afghanistan as well as other skeletons in Pakistan's closet like taliban and disputed durrand line.

    Whatever excuse or brainwashing Pakistan does to its gullible audience, fact remains Pakistan wants to see Afghanistan under Taliban rule for eternity. One day NATO will leave AF and PAK would be delighted to press reset button on AF. You will often hear PAK saying these taliban were creation of west blah blah blah but US version contained Uzbek and Tazik fighters, not pashtoons one.

    Great loss to our nation,Its not only a loss of life but also a loss of skilled and trained professionals.
     
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    prayers and strength to families of bereaved
     
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    Two Army officers among six Indians killed in Kabul attack

    Kabul/New Delhi, Feb 26 (PTI)

    In yet another attack on Indians in Afghanistan, Taliban terrorists today targeted hotels, killing six Indians associated with developmental work in the country, including two Major rank Army officers.

    At least 10 others, including five Indian Army officers, were injured in a coordinated strike that killed 11 others, including locals and nationals from other countries.

    The bombers, believed to be three in number, struck at the guesthouses, particularly at Park Residence, rented out by the Indian embassy for its staffers and those linked to India's developmental work in Afghanistan.

    The deceased Indians were identified as Major Dr Laishram Jyotin Singh of Army Medical Corps, Major Deepak Yadav of Army Education Corps, engineer Bhola Ram, tabla player Nawab Khan, staffer of Kandahar Consulate Nitish Chibber and ITBP constable Roshan Lal, Indian embassy sources said.

    Earlier, the government of India had put the number of those dead at nine, which highly placed sources said was incorrect as it was based on preliminary assessment of the Afghan Interior Ministry.

    Jyotin Singh was in Afghanistan to train local doctors at the Indira Gandhi hospital while Deepak Yadav was teaching English at the Afghan Military Academy.

    Source: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/55075/two-army-officers-among-six.html
     
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    Pakistani's don't understand is that terrorism has never achieved anything. Haven't they seen in Kashmir? It cannot change national policies or interest of a country especially India which has gone through hell to be not intimidated any more by such non-sense. This event will further outrage NATO/ISAF forces in AF.

    Well India should send couple of thousand soldiers in AF to protect its interests and embassies. Any think tank would advice ramifications of such move? Personals who died in this unfortunate incident doesn't look like high value targets to me. Is it a pitfall to move Indian forces in AF so that PAK can isolate us in oil exporting arab world?
     
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    Kabul attackers searched and killed Indians

    (With inputs from CNN-IBN and PTI)
     
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    RIP to the Dead, and Godspeed to the injured.

    The timing of the attacks is no coincidence.
     
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    RIP to the fallen.
    Our relations with Afghanistan aren't going to be a weeny bit affected by these Motherfu*kers.
     
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    The Pakistani officials know they are hugely unpopular in Afghanistan for their repeated interference in its matters in the past. I think this is "courage" born of despair: as of now they absolutely exert no leverage on Afghans vis-a-vis India.
     
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    Planning for doomsday: should India send troops to Afghanistan?

     
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    Wife unaware Kabul his last stage

    NEW DELHI: For two days now, no newspapers have been allowed into tabla maestro Nawab Khan's house in east Delhi's Laxmi Nagar, the television has not been switched on. Khan's wife, Mubina, is not to know that her husband was among the 9 Indians killed in the Taliban attack in Kabul on Friday.

    His body has been flown back in a special aircraft but family members believe the news can wait. "His wife has a high blood pressure problem. We only told her that he has been injured in the attack and is critical but still alive. We fear that news of his death can lead to a brain haemorrage," said Nawab Khan's younger brother, Shahbuddin Khan.

    The 52-year-old tabla player was in Afghanistan for a series of performances, as part of a cultural group of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). The artistes were staying at the Safi Landmark Hotel in central Kabul where Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen struck. Khan was travelling wiht is brother Alauddin and nephew Kashif Ahmed.

    "We have been hearing very conflicting reports on what happened at the hotel. We were told by ICCR that during the bomb explosion, a portion of the wall in my uncle's room collapsed on him and he suffocated to death," said Amjad Chaudhary, Alauddin's son. "But we heard rumours that the Taliban had forcibly entered the hotel rooms. My father has not been able to even speak to me. I spoke to Kashif for a few minutes only and he was equally shaken. Both of them have minor injuries."

    Khan was, in fact, packing to leave for the airport when the attack took place. "He left for Kabul on February 15 and was due back on February 26. We are happy that he was able to perform at the cultural show for which he made the journey," said a family member.

    Surived by six children, four of them still in school, Khan's family is worried about how the family will make ends meet. The eldest son is 23 years old while the youngest is just five. "We knew it was a hostile environment and my brother had his reservations too. But he still chose to go. He was travelled to several places for his shows," said Shahbuddin.

    Khan was the son of famous sarangi player, Banne Khan, and had played the tabla with greats Ghulam Ali, Rashid Khan, Begum Parveen Sultana and Salamat Ali Khan. Alauddin, who is one of the country's few esraj (a string instrument) players, was a frequent companion. "Nawab started learning the tabla when was just seven years old and earned quite a name for himself," said Shahbuddin.

    ICCR announces Rs 10L, job for Nawab's son

    The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family of tabla maestro Nawab Khan who was killed in the Taliban attack in Kabul on Friday. His eldest son will also be given a job at ICCR. "This is the first time that a cultural troupe of ICCR has been attacked and we share the anguish of the deceased's family," said ICCR director-general Virender Gupta.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Wife-unaware-Kabul-his-last-stage/articleshow/5625887.cms
     
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    My prayers are with families of the deceased.

    If Taliban wants fight with India then we should not hesitate and take them on squarely.

    India should send combat soilders to Afghanistan with full armour and help Afghanistan government eridicate these people and give Pakistan bloody nose in process.
     
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    Firstly, RIP to the victims who were brave enough to go to Afghanistan and do their duty for the country. Condolences to their families.

    I don't know when will our Indian leaders will understand the games played evil pakistani establishment. There is no real sincerety in Pakistani establishment to talk to India. All they do is beg and pressure for the talks and when India accedes they will do a attack on India and Indian targets.

    During Lahore summit - Musharaff was planning for Kargil

    When Foreign minister quereshi was in Delhi for talks - 26/11 mumbai attacks happened.

    Now when India acceded for talks - Pune attacks happened and despite that when India went ahead and invited the Pakistani foreign minister, there is an attack on Indians in Afghanistan.

    It seems that Pakistani establishment need the Indian bogey to sustain themselves and their cabal.

    There is nothing going to come out of talks with these pigs. The only way is to destroy and annihilate their military and squeeze their b**lls by denying water. But then, Indian leaders with their spineless and b**lless attitude are not going to do anything and sit on their arses while Indian are killed and maimed ruthlessly. When are we going to payback these idiots in the same coin.
     
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    RIP to the fallen.

    I think its time we do send in our troops to protect our interests. We cannot be sitting ducks for the terrorists. The Taliban has shown great "courage" by killing unarmed people.

    India cannot lose anymore men there. Its time the government stops issuing routine statements after any attacks on Indian interest and lodge meaningless "protests" with the countries responsible and take action on its own. The Pakistanis are doing some deft diplomacy with other countries as well to get India out from Astan. India has to wake up from its usual slumber and take quick action.
     
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    Blast part of effort to drive India out?

     
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    Kabul attack similar to 26/11 Mumbai strike: Investigators

     
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    The Kabul test

     

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