Taliban Bombs Afghan City; Five Killed
Taliban militia forces in Afghanistan bombed the northern city of Pul-e-Kumri this weekend. The explosions killed three women and two children and wounded many more. The anti-Taliban alliance which controls Pul-e-Kumri and about 15% of Afghanistan had launched a counter-offensive to regain some of the 85% of the country that the Taliban militia now controls.
The Taliban militia group has established a campaign of gender apartheid since it took power. Decrees by the group include: prohibiting females from attending school, forbidding women from venturing out in public unless accompanied by a husband, brother or son, and requiring females to wear a burqa, a debilitating head-to-toe garment.
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