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Taliban Attack on Kabul Restaurant Rattles Close-Knit Expat Community

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Wall Street Journal, 18 January 2014

“Many foreigners in Kabul were particularly enraged by the fact that Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who frequently issues statements to criticize U.S. airstrikes, took some 20 hours to come up with a condemnation of the restaurant attack” claimed by the Taleban writes the leading US daily and quotes Kate Clark, a researcher with the Afghanistan Analysts Network in Kabul:

“It looks like when Afghans are killed by foreigners, the condemnation is very speedy. But when it is the other way around, it’s not. These were civilians, they were not the military.”

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