- Published: Tuesday, 09 September 2008 20:11
- Written by admin
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The Taliban say they know that an election campaign is underway in Canada and that's why they have stepped up attacks against Canadians in Afghanistan.
Taliban spokesman Qari Muhammad Yussef said Tuesday the insurgent movement wants Canada's next prime minister to pull Canadian troops out of Afghanistan.
"Yes, I know that the election is being held in Canada. That is why our attacks on Canadians are increased," Yussef said through a translator.
"One of the Canadian soldiers, who has won a medal as well, was killed in our recent attacks."