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Pakistan ‘behind fatal blast’, say Afghan officials

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AFP/The Australian, 21 January 2014 The news agency report about reactions to the Taverna attack quotes from the AAN dispatch: “It was an attack on foreign civilians targeted merely for being foreign, a rare occasion in this Afghan war,” said Afghanistan Analysts Network.”

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Deadly Kabul attack throws aid work into peril

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AFP/The Daily Star, 20 January 2014 This report about the fallout of the Taverna attack in Kabul quotes extensively from AAN’s dispatch: “This was an attack on foreign civilians targeted merely for being foreign – a rare occasion in this Afghan war,” the Afghanistan Analysts Network said in a report released Sunday. “[It] may be […]

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Implications of the Kabul Restaurant Attack

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Centre for International Policy Studies (Canada), 19 January 2014 The blog of the Ottawa-based institute picks up, among other sources, AAN’s take on this attack: “The more immediate impact of Friday’s attack will likely be on the civilian international personnel in Afghanistan, as Kate Clark and Christine Roehrs of the Afghan Analysts Network [sic] point out. […]

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Taliban attack on expats in Kabul cafe is likely to accelerate disengagement

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Guardian, 19 January 2014 Emma Graham Harrison picks up the jist of AAN’s dispatch on the Taverna attack in her article:”This was an attack on foreign civilians targeted merely for being foreign – a rare occasion in this Afghan war,” the Afghanistan Analysts Network said in a report on the killings. “It is unlikely that an attack […]

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Another Red Line Crossed: The Taverna attack and the killing of foreigners just because they were foreigners (amended)

Christine Roehrs Kate Clark

The attack on the restaurant La Taverna du Liban, a favourite among Afghans and internationals in Kabul, has hit close to home for many working in and on Afghanistan. With 20 Afghans and foreigners killed while having dinner, it was one of the bloodiest and most ruthless strikes of the Taliban in years. This was an […]

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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 […]

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Ein Racheakt, kein Strategiewechsel: Anschlag auf ein Lokal voller Ausländer in Kabul

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Deutsche Welle (website), 17 January 2014 In this report about the fatal terrorist attack at a Kabul restaurant, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig and Adenauer Foundation’s (and AAN author) Nils Woermer ae quoted in unison that this terrorist acts does not represent a change of strategy of the Taleban who have attacked civilians, Afghans and internationals alike, […]

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V Afganistane nikde nie je úplne bezpečne

Thomas Ruttig

Pravda (Slovakia), 27 December 2013 The Slovak daily newspaper prints a short interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, assessing the strength of the Taleban and the outlook for Afghanistan in 2014, after two Slovak soldiers were killed in an attack in Kabul – bringing the country’s number of casualties to 3.

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Journalist zweifelt an Fähigkeit afghanischer Sicherheitskräfte

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Deutschlandradio Kultur, 16 April 2012 After a Taleban attack in Kabul, the German radio stations talks with an editor of Berlin-based daily Tagesspiegel who, again, refers to information the daily received from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German).

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PEACE JIRGA BLOG 6: An attack on the jirga, an end to peace?

Martine van Bijlert

It was in the middle of a live radio interview, as we were discussing the basics of the peace jirga that had just kicked off, that the interviewer cut in: “It seems the jirga has been attacked. There was an explosion or shooting. Karzai has been taken away, maybe to hospital. It was probably the […]

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The Guesthouse Attack and the Run-Off

Thomas Ruttig

This time it looks as if the Taleban really have managed to give the Afghan election – more precisely: its second round set for 7 November – its own turn. They already considerably influenced the first round of 20 August when they threatened attacks like cutting of inked fingers of voters but largely left polling […]

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