Jalalabad, Afghanistan. As the United States and NATO gear up to re-invade Afghanistan with up to 25,000 new fresh faces, Taliban freedom fighters wanted to send a message and did so in an attempt to storm a national broadcasting center today.
The Gunmen attacked a building of the Afghan state television in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday and engaged in a gun battle with security forces, the provincial governor’s spokesman said.
“We can confirm that a number of insurgents have entered the building,” said Attaullah Khughyani. “Who they are, and what their target is, is still not clear.” It is unknown at this time if any American occupation troops were killed in the kamikaze assault on the broadcast facility targeted.
He said there appeared to have been at least three attackers, two of whom had blown themselves up with explosive charges, while at least one was still fighting within the building at the time of publication.
The attacks come at a time when NATO and America are putting together new forces to extend the western occupation of Afghanistan. Military analysts say the number of new forces may approach 25,000 in the near future.
Local residents could hear heavy gunfire that could be heard from around the building of RTA, Afghanistan’s national broadcaster, located close to the provincial governor’s compound. American occupation troops are usally responsible for security in this area, so there are questions as to how the Taliban forces were able to infiltrate into the area.
Jalalabad is the capital of Nangarhar, the eastern province on the border with Pakistan where Islamic State fighters have established a stronghold, but there is also a strong Taliban presence in the region.
Insurgents fighting to oust the Western-backed occupation government in Kabul have conducted a series of high-profile attacks this year on targets including Afghanistan’s largest military hospital and a military base in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif that killed 160 Afghanis and an unknown number of American troops