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|09/09/01 at 19:20:17|
|Blast injures Afghan opposition chief|
The main commander of the anti-Taleban forces in Afghanistan, Ahmed Shah
Massood, has been injured in an explosion near his home in the north of
Sources close to commander Masood said he was taken to hospital in
neighbouring Tajikistan. He was said to have been injured in the leg.
According to one report, Mr Masood was giving an interview to two Arab
journalists in northern Takhar province when a bomb went off. It had
been concealed in a video camera.
A spokesman for Mr Masood, quoted by the French news agency AFP, said
the blast "killed the two Arabs and slightly injured the commander".
He said Mr Masood sustained "minor" injuries and his health was "not
giving cause for concern".
A close aide was also reported killed in the blast.
According to earlier Russian news agency reports, Mr Masood was injured
when his vehicle was hit by an explosion near the frontline.
'Lion of Panjshir'
Mr Masood, known as the "Lion of the Panjshir" is a veteran commander of
the opposition Northern Alliance. His forces remain loyal to the ousted
government of Burhanuddin Rabbani.
The 49-year-old ethnic Tajik commander is widely regarded as the last
bulwark against the ruling Taleban.
In the past year, Taleban forces have pushed north and now control some
90% of Afghanistan. Both sides are trying to gain and secure ground
before the winter sets in.
Heavy fighting has taken place recently in Takhar and in areas close to
the Tajik border.
Mr Masood played a major role in the Afghan resistance to Soviet
occupation in 1979-1989.
|Re: Traitor injured|
|09/10/01 at 18:14:03|
why traitor? asalaamu alaikum. abdullah,.
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