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CCTV live interview: Taliban's intention behind attacks

2009-08-16 13:52 BJT

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For more on the situation in Afghanistan, Mr. Rong Ying joins us now by phone. He is the director of the Center for South Asian Studies at the China Institute of International Studies.

Q1: Hello, Mr. Rong The Taliban has claimed responsibility for Saturday's suicide car bomb in front of the headquarters of U.S. and NATO troops in Kabul. It said the target was the U.S. embassy nearby. What's the Taliban's intention behind this attack from your perspective?

Q2: The Taliban has warned Afghan people not to vote in the upcoming election, threatening to disrupt the ballot. Why is the Taliban resisting the upcoming election? What action is the Taliban expected to make ahead of the vote?

Editor: Zhang Pengfei | Source: CCTV.com