Defense minister General Abdul Rahim Wardak said that Taliban had received military and financial supports from outside. In an interview with certain media he added that Taliban had acquired millions of dollars as well as weapons to conduct subversive activities in Afghanistan.
Arab and nationals of other foreign countries including the neighboring nations, he added were carrying out Iraq style suicide attacks here. According to official sources that refused to be named, 22 suicide attackers infiltrated the country.
Defense minister Wardak also admitted recently that Taliban and Al Qaeda had increased their activities in south and southeast Afghanistan. Media reports indicate that Al Qaeda, Taliban and fighters loyal to Gubudin Hekmatyar have intensified their activities in Afghanistan
Nov 21, 2005