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03-12-2008, 07:57 PM
Taleban threat hits Afghan phones

By Sanjoy Majumder
BBC News, Kabul

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39331000/jpg/_39331721_roshan2_ap203b.jpg Afghans increasingly depend on mobile phones to communicate

Afghan mobile phone companies have begun switching off their signals at night in parts of the restive south after several attacks by the Taleban.
Ten mobile phone masts were attacked in recent weeks, the latest on Tuesday night, the Afghan government says.
Last month the Taleban threatened the companies, alleging that the networks were being used by Afghan and Nato troops to target them.
Mobile phones are the only form of communication for many Afghans.
They were introduced to the country in 2001, after the fall of the Taleban. The latest attack took place on Tuesday night, when a mobile phone tower was set on fire in the western province of Herat. Since

03-12-2008, 08:49 PM
makes me wonder why we don't just go after their communications networks and cripple them in that way.