Police Commander dies in bomb blast.
Afghanistan’s Takhar Province was the site of a bomb blast in which a Police Commander, Daood Daood lost his life. Many others were badly hurt. The suicide bomber made the governor’s house his target. The capital of the province,Taloghan, was the point of attack. A cloud of smoke was said to arise from the area where the tragedy occurred.
In the words of a US spokesman: “initial reports indicate there have been a significant number of casualties.” The war in Afghanistan against terrorist forces has been prolonged to the point of no return. The US has stepped into a quagmire from which it has found it difficult to extricate itself.