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Sunday's attack 'start of spring offensive': Taliban

Taliban said a wave of gun and suicide attacks in Afghanistan's capital and three eastern towns were coordinated and marked the start of the rebels' "spring offensive."

world Updated: Apr 15, 2012 17:41 IST

Taliban said a wave of gun and suicide attacks in Afghanistan's capital and three eastern towns were coordinated and marked the start of the rebels' "spring offensive."



Zabihullah Mujahed, the Taliban spokesman, told AFP by phone from an unknown location, that the attacks were also a message to the Kabul government and its Western military backers "who believed we will not launch a spring offensive."



"The Kabul administration and the invading forces had said some time ago that the Taliban will not be able to launch a spring offensive. Today's attacks were the start of our spring offensive," he told AFP.