KABUL(Xinhua) — Six Taliban insurgents were killed when their explosive device went off prematurely in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, 555 km south of capital city of Kabul, provincial government said on Monday.
“Six Taliban insurgents were busy in planting a mine on a road in Sangin district of Helmand province Sunday but their explosive device detonated prematurely, killing all rebels on the spot,” a statement issued by Helmand provincial government here said.
Taliban militants who largely rely on roadside bombing and suicide attacks have yet to make comment.
By Douglas J. Hagmann
Just after 10:00 a.m. on March 23rd, 1973, John Dean, White House counsel to former President Richard M. Nixon advised Nixon of a “a cancer within-close to the presidency, that’s growing. It’s growing daily.” Within the same breath, he advised Nixon that “people are going to start perjuring themselves very quickly that have not had to perjure themselves to protect other people and the like.” That cancer became known as “Watergate,” and eventually led to Nixon’s resignation.
Nearly forty years later, another “scandal,” exponentially larger than Watergate, has the potential to bring down the occupant of the oval office along with other high ranking officials. While no one was murdered as a result of Watergate, two law enforcement officers are dead because of the current “scandal” that is leading closer and closer to the highest levels of the Obama administration, including the Department of Justice and the U.S. State Department.