Taliban attack on foreign office leaves 2 dead

In a latest in the series of Taiban attacks in Kabul, suicide bombers and Taliban insurgents attacked some offices that are used by foreigners. The building is located in the southwestern side of Kabul and no more than 200 meters from the Afghan parliament.

The office was that of a South African NGO. In the mid afternoon, several bombs exploded in the building and militants poured in guns blazing. Two office workers were killed in the attack of which one was a foreigner. Many more were injured, including a police commander and a foreigner. The nationality of the dead foreigner has not been confirmed yet.

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Two militants were shot down by the security forces and a third died when he detonated his explosive vest. Many foreign and local workers were rescued from the building by the police. This was the third attack on the Afghan capital in the last three days which marks a trend of escalating violence on the part of the Taliban.

The withdrawal of the NATO led forces from the country over the past few months seems to have strengthened the Taliban, and the war ravaged country is finding it hard to deal with the Taliban threat effectively without back up from the US and NATO. As of now there are only 34,000 allied forces stationed in the country of which 24,000 are from the US, and the US is planning to reduce this number to 10,000 or less by next year.

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David Nataf started his career as co-founder of Net Development, a leading French web integrators, employing 80 people. After the merger of Net Development with Reef publisher, David joined the law firm, Jean-Pierre Millet, with the defense of computer attackers and victimes specialty ("hackers") in cases between different organizations such as NSA or other members of the international interception 'Echelon' network from the UKUSA treaty or the US Air Force. He is the author of several books on information warfare, consultant for the European Parliament as an expert in computer security (SSI) and electromagnetic signals intelligence (SIGINT). David Nataf successively launched several start-ups of the Internet in the field of paperless technologies termination of contracts online ("resilier.com"); online subscription to early stage fundraising foreshadowing the model will retain more later the platform "gust.com", or free roaming mobile operators (MVNO). Given his specialty at the cross road of anti computer crime legal advising, Internet technology, media and anti-propaganda operations, David has naturally become an actor's influence on the Web, working for a think-tank representing french defense and Aerospace. He is architecting crypto farms and masternodes for cryptocurrencies in Asia and Israel technological parks. He graduated in Law from the Faculty of Paris, is a passionate graduated gemologist by Gemological Institute of America "GG", Gemmological Association of Great Britain "Cert-Ga", practical daily triathlon.

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