The Taliban issued a communiqué yesterday, March 7, 2006, which contains claims of responsibility for several attacks targeting Canadian, American, and Afghan forces in various regions of Afghanistan between February 28, 2006 and March 3. The group states that a ?large number? of Canadian soldiers were killed as a result of a suicide car bombing in Qandahar on March 3, as the bomber drove the vehicle into their convoy in the area of Dorahi. In addition, an Afghan intelligence chief and mayor of Sinjeen were murdered as their cars were attacked by Taliban mujahideen, Afghan soldiers attacked in Bektika, Kabisa, Helmond, Kabul, Arozgan and Zabel, and bombing an American forces? Humvee in Qandahar.
A translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.