Taliban Tootsie

A measure of gender equality was achieved among the Taliban today:

KABUL, Afghanistan —— U.S. and Afghan forces arrested a Taliban commander suspected in bomb attacks against coalition forces during a raid on central Afghanistan home, where he tried to conceal his identity by dressing as a woman, police said Saturday.

The commander, known as Gafar, was arrested Wednesday in Andar district of Ghazni province, southwest of the capital, Kabul.

A U.S. military statement said he was a "key enemy commander" behind attacks on Afghan and U.S. forces in the province carried out with homemade bombs, rockets and small—caliber handguns.

"He was a threat in Ghazni," provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Rahman Sarjang said.

During the raid, the suspect tried to conceal his identity by dressing as a woman with a veil and sitting with other women in the house, Sarjang said.

I hope it's getting front page coverage in Kabul.

Clarice Feldman   10 01 05

A measure of gender equality was achieved among the Taliban today:

KABUL, Afghanistan —— U.S. and Afghan forces arrested a Taliban commander suspected in bomb attacks against coalition forces during a raid on central Afghanistan home, where he tried to conceal his identity by dressing as a woman, police said Saturday.

The commander, known as Gafar, was arrested Wednesday in Andar district of Ghazni province, southwest of the capital, Kabul.

A U.S. military statement said he was a "key enemy commander" behind attacks on Afghan and U.S. forces in the province carried out with homemade bombs, rockets and small—caliber handguns.

"He was a threat in Ghazni," provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Rahman Sarjang said.

During the raid, the suspect tried to conceal his identity by dressing as a woman with a veil and sitting with other women in the house, Sarjang said.

I hope it's getting front page coverage in Kabul.

Clarice Feldman   10 01 05