Afghanistan: The State of the Militancy 2008

The State of the Militancy               As per the UN Secretary GeneralsSeptember report to the Security Council on Afghanistan,there has been an average of 898 incidents in the first seven months of 2009,compared to 677 during the same time frame in 2008. Incidents involvingimprovised explosive devices have risen dramatically, to an average of morethan eight per day, 60 per cent higher than the average during the first sevenmonths of 2008. Complex attacks now average one per month compared to one perquarter in 2008. In the majority of these attacks, security forces respondedprofessionally and quickly, effectively containing and limiting the impact ofthe attacks. However the increase in violence by approximately 30 pe...
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