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AAN in the Media

Police: Suicide bomber kills 10 in Afghan market

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ABC/AP, 3 June 2013

This report, on the killing of 10 schoolchildren by an IED planted by insurgents, refers to Thomas Ruttig’s AAN blog on the insurgents’ spring offensive: ‘”The level of violence this year is the highest it has been since the war started in 2001,” said Thomas Ruttig of the Afghan Analysts Network [sic], who conducted a detailed study of the first two months of the annual Taliban spring offensive. His analysis of attacks over two months puts the violence as on par with 2011, the deadliest year of the war up to now.’