Friday, May 30, 2008
"Taliban fighters have captured a remote district in central Afghanistan, taking prisoner the police and administration chiefs, officials and the Taliban have said.
The fighters attacked the district of Rashidan in the central province of Ghazni in a night attack, the provincial governor and a Taliban spokesman told the AFP news agency on Friday......
Teresa Bo, reporting for Al Jazeera in Afghanistan, said Ghazni - located along a major highway from Kabul, the capital, to the south - is one of the most complicated areas where fighting between Afghan, US and Taliban forces takes place almost everyday.
She said the Taliban hold power in strategic locations, adding: "Some of the police officers working here say they are afraid they will be the next target.
"Security is one of the major concerns for every one in the area; the soldiers know they can be attacked any minute."......"