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Pakistan makes a deal with the Taliban to capture Kabul. Asia Times

KARACHI - March 1, 2007 The Pakistani establishment has made a deal with the Taliban through a leading Taliban
commander Mullah Dadullah that will extend Islamabad's influence into southwestern Afghanistan and significantly
strengthen the resistance in its push to capture Kabul. One-legged
Mullah Dadullah will be Pakistan's strongman in a
corridor running from the Afghan provinces of Zabul, Urzgan, Kandahar and Helmand across the border into Pakistan's.
Balochistan province, according to both Taliban and al-Qaeda contacts Asia Times Online spoke to. Using Pakistani
territory and with Islamabad's support, the Taliban will be able safely to move men, weapons and supplies into
southwestern Afghanistan. The deal with Mullah Dadullah will serve Pakistan's interests in re-establishing a strong
foothold i
n Afghanistan (the government in Kabul leans much more toward India), and it has resulted in a cooling of the
Taliban's relations with al-Qaeda. A notable addition to Taliban arsenal this year is
surface-to-air missiles, notably the
SAM-7, which was the first generation of Soviet man-portable SAMs.
The Taliban acquired these missiles in 2005, but they had little idea about how to use them effectively.
Arab al-Qaeda members conducted extensive training programs and brought the Taliban up to speed.
Nevertheless, the
SAM-7s, while useful against helicopters, were no use against the fighter and bomber
aircraft that were doing so much damage. What the Taliban desperately needed were sensors for their
missiles. These detect aircraft emissions designed to misdirect the missiles. And it so happened that
Pakistan had such devices, having acquired them from the Americans, though indirectly. The Pakistanis
retrieved them from unexploded cruise missiles fired into Afghanistan in 1998, targetting
bin Laden. They copied and adapted them to fit other missiles, including the SAMs.Now that the Taliban
and Pakistan have a deal, these missiles will be made available to the Taliban. Much like the Stingers
that changed the dynamics of the Afghan resistance against the Soviets, the SAMs could help turn things
Mullah Dadullah's, the Taliban's and Pakistan's way.  

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Islamic group claims India blasts that killed 45.


An obscure Islamic militant group warning of "the terror of Death" claimed responsibility for bombings that killed at least 45 people and authorities
stepped up security Sunday after India's second series of blasts in two days.

The city's police commissioner, O.P. Mathur, said that 30 people had been detained for questioning, but there was scant information about the Indian
Mujahideen, the little known group that took credit for the bombings in western India.

"In the name of Allah the Indian Mujahideen strike again! Do whatever you can, within 5 minutes from now, feel the terror of Death!" said an e-mail from
the group sent to several Indian television stations minutes before the blasts began.

The e-mail's subject line said "Await 5 minutes for the revenge of Gujarat," an apparent reference to 2002 riots in the western state which left 1,000
people, mostly Muslims, dead. The historic city of Ahmadabad was the scene of much of the 2002 violence.

Saturday's e-mail, sent from a Yahoo account and written in English, was made available to AP by CNN-IBN, one of the TV stations that received the

State government spokesman Jaynarayan Vyas said 45 people were killed and 161 wounded when at least 16 bombs went off Saturday evening in
several crowded neighborhoods.

The attack came a day after seven smaller blasts killed two people in the southern technology hub of Bangalore.

Investigators in Surat, a city about 160 miles south of Ahmadabad, found a car carrying detonators and a liquid that police suspect may be ammonium
nitrate, a chemical often used in explosive devices, city police Chief R.M.S. Brar told reporters.

The e-mail was sent by a group calling itself Indian Mujahideen that was unknown before May, when it said it was behind a series of bombings in
Jaipur, also in western India, that killed 61 people.

In its e-mail, the group did not mention the bombings in Bangalore and it was not clear if the attacks were connected. But both Ahmadabad and
Bangalore are in states ruled by the Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, as is Jaipur, raising suspicions that whoever was behind the attacks may
have wanted to make a political statement.

There were reports the e-mail may have been sent from a suburb of Mumbai, India's financial capital. But the city's police chief, A.N. Roy, said, "We are
inquiring into that. We haven't traced it yet."

The Saturday bombs went off in two separate spates. The first, near a busy market, left some of the dead sprawled beside stands piled high with fruit,
next to twisted bicycles. The second group of blasts went off near a hospital.

The side of a bus was blown off and its windows shattered, while another vehicle was engulfed in flames. Most of the blasts took place in the narrow
lanes of the older part of Ahmadabad, which is tightly packed with homes and small businesses. Bomb-sniffing dogs scoured the areas.

Distraught relatives of the victims crowded the city's hospitals. One of the wounded was a 6-year-old boy whose father was killed in the blasts. He lay in
a hospital bed with his arms covered in bandages and wounds on his face.

Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat state where Ahmadabad is located, said the bombings appeared to have been masterminded by a group or
groups who "are using a similar modus operandi all over the country."

India has been hit repeatedly by bombings in recent years. Nearly all have been blamed on Islamic militants who allegedly want to provoke violence
between India's Hindu majority and Muslim minority, although officials rarely offer hard evidence implicating a specific group.

The perpetrators also rarely claim responsibility — a fact that raised doubts about the Indian Mujahedeen when it took credit in May for attacking Jaipur.

But fears that an attack could spark religious riots are real in India, which has seen sporadic violence between Hindus and Muslims since
independence from Britain in 1947.

Those fears were amplified by the recent history of the 2002 religious riots. The violence was triggered by a fire that killed 60 passengers on a train
packed with Hindu pilgrims. Hindu extremists blamed the deaths on Muslims and rampaged through Muslim neighborhoods, although the cause of the
blaze remains unclear.

Ahmadabad is also known for the elegant architecture of its mosques and mausoleums, a rich blend of Muslim and Hindu styles. It was founded in the
15th century and served as a sultanate, fortified in 1487 with a wall six miles in circumference.


Seven bombs hit India's Ahmedabad, two killed
By Rupam Jain Nair 33 minutes ago

At least seven small bombs exploded in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad on Saturday, killing at least two people and wounding 55, just a day after
another set of blasts in the country's southern IT hub, officials said.

On Friday, eight bombs exploded in quick succession in the southern IT city of Bangalore, killing at least one person and wounding six others.

Saturday's blasts were in the Ahmedabad's crowded old city dominated by its Muslim community. One was left in a metal tiffin box, used to carry food,
another apparently left on a bicycle.

"We have been told of seven to eight blasts," the central government's junior home minister Shriprakash Jaiswal told the Sahara news channel.

"These were low-intensity bombs," he said. "This has been done by some terrorist group which wants to destabilize the country."

Another junior home minister, Shakeel Ahmad said at least two people had been killed and 55 wounded and taken to hospital.

"The government had received a threat e-mail and we are probing into it," local state government Home Minister Amit Shahe told Reuters.

One television channel showed a bus with its side blown up, shattered windows and the roof half-destroyed. Another showed a dead dog, with blood
nearby, lying beside a blownup bicycle.

Ahmedabad is the main city in the communally sensitive and relatively wealthy western state of Gujarat, scene of deadly riots in 2002 in which 2,500
people are thought to have died, most of them Muslims killed by rampaging Hindu mobs.

Both states targeted in the bomb attacks are ruled by the Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party and are among the country's fastest-growing.

Suspicion is already falling on Islamist militants intent on destabilizing India by fanning tensions between Hindus and Muslims, and police were swiftly
deployed in Ahmedabad on Saturday to maintain calm.


So far though, police say they have few leads into Friday's Bangalore bombings.

On Saturday, another unexploded bomb was found near a shopping mall in Bangalore, but it was unclear whether the bomb was newly planted or
meant to have exploded during Friday's attacks, police said.

"Special squads have been formed to find out who is behind the blasts. We have not got any conclusive leads yet," Bangalore's Additional
Commissioner of Police M.R. Pujar told Reuters on Saturday.

India has suffered a wave of bombings in recent years, with targets ranging from mosques and Hindu temples to trains.

It is unusual for any group to claim responsibility for attacks, but India says it suspects militant groups from neighboring Pakistan and Bangladesh of
helping to plan and carry out many of the attacks.

India's home ministry said on Friday it suspected "a small militant group" was behind the Bangalore attacks, while some police officials said they
suspected the blasts could be the work of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India.

Some major IT companies in Bangalore, known as India's Silicon Valley, said they were increasing security at their offices after bombs went off there.
Each bomb had a similar explosive force to one or two grenades.

The city is one of the world's most prominent centers for software development and is also home to a major outsourcing industry.

"We have increased security in our campus," said a spokeswoman for Infosys, one of India's leading software companies.

Also nicknamed the "world's back office," Bangalore has more than 1,500 top firms, including Infosys, Wipro and the offices of global firms such as
Microsoft Corp and Intel Corp.

"If such incidents continue, investors will fly away from the city," said state opposition politician Mallikharjuna Kharge, who called for improved security in
the city.

In May, eight bombs, many strapped to bicycles, ripped through a crowded shopping area in the western city of Jaipur, killing at least 63 people and
injuring hundreds more.

(Writing by Simon Denyer; Editing by Alistair Scrutton)

By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press
Writer 24 minutes ago

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday that Iran now possesses 6,000 centrifuges, a significant increase in the number of uranium-enriching
machines in its nuclear program, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

The new figure is double the 3,000 centrifuges Iran had previously said it was operating in its uranium enrichment plant in Natanz.

"Islamic Iran today possesses 6,000 centrifuges," Ahmadinejad told university professors in the northeastern city of Mashhad.

The assertion that Iran has reached that goal is certain to further rankle the United States and other world powers. Washington and its allies have been
demanding a halt to Iran's enrichment out of fear it is intent on using the technology to develop weapons.

Iran vehemently denies those allegations and says it is interested in enrichment only for its nuclear power program.

The White House said that Iran's pronouncement does not facilitate a resolution to the nuclear standoff.

"Announcements like this, whatever the true number is, are not productive and will only serve to further isolate Iran from the international community,"
said White House spokesman Carlton Carroll. "We have offered a generous incentives package to the Iranians, we urge them to suspend enrichment
and accept the package. If they don't, more sanctions are the next step."

Ahmadinejad made the announcement a week after the U.S. reversed course by sending a top American diplomat to participate in negotiations with
Iran, prompting hopes for a compromise.

But those talks fizzled when Iran refused to consider a revised deal that involves suspending enrichment, and the six negotiating powers — the U.S.,
Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany — gave Iran two weeks to respond positively or face a new round of sanctions.

Iran already is under three sets of U.N. sanctions for its refusal to suspend enrichment.

In April, Ahmadinejad said Iran had begun installing 6,000 centrifuges at Natanz. His reported comments Saturday provided the first public assertion
that Iran has reached that goal.

Ahmadinejad asserted that Iran's interlocutors had agreed to allow it to continue to run its program as long as it was not expanded beyond 6,000
centrifuges, state radio reported.

"Today, they have consented that the existing 5,000 or 6,000 centrifuges not be increased and that operation of this number of centrifuges is not a
problem," state radio quoted Ahmadinejad as saying on Saturday.

A report by the U.N.'s nuclear monitoring agency that was delivered to the Security Council in May said Iran had 3,500 centrifuges, though a senior U.N.
official said at the time that Iran's goal of 6,000 machines running by the summer was "pretty much plausible."

Uranium can be used as nuclear reactor fuel or as the core for atomic warheads, depending on the degree of enrichment.

The workhorse of Iran's enrichment program is the P-1 centrifuge, which is run in cascades of 164 machines. But Iranian officials confirmed in February
that they had started using the IR-2 centrifuge that can churn out enriched uranium at more than double the rate.

A total of 3,000 centrifuges is the commonly accepted figure for a nuclear enrichment program that is past the experimental stage and can be used as a
platform for a full industrial-scale program that could churn out enough enriched material for dozens of nuclear weapons.

Iran says it plans to move toward large-scale uranium enrichment that ultimately will involve 54,000 centrifuges.

Ahmadinejad called the U.S. participation in the latest round of nuclear talks "a victory for Iran."

In a major shift in the Bush administration's policy, Undersecretary of State William Burns joined envoys from the five other nations in Switzerland at
talks July 19 on Iran's nuclear program.

In the past, the U.S. said it would join talks only if Iran suspends uranium enrichment first.

"The presence of a U.S. representative ... was a victory for Iran, irrespective of the outcome. ... The U.S. condition was for Iran to suspend enrichment but
they attended (the talks) without such a condition being met," Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying in the state radio report.

On Wednesday, Ahmadinejad praised the U.S. participation at the talks as a step toward recognizing Tehran's right to acquire nuclear technology.

The negotiating powers — the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany — have offered a package of technological,
economic and political incentives in return for Iran's cooperation to suspend uranium enrichment or at least not to expand it.

The revised deal delivered last month — which Iran refused to consider at the talks July 19 — envisions a six-week commitment for Iran to stop
expanding enrichment. In return, the six nations would agree to a moratorium on new sanctions for up to six weeks.

That is meant to create the framework for formal negotiations that the six nations hope would secure Iran's commitment to an indefinite ban on

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