November 03 2010
A coalition offensive in the rural areas of Kandahar province has wound up pushing Taliban insurgents into the city, reports the Wall Street Journal.
The militants have launched a campaign of assassinations and bombings in the city, stalling Afghan efforts to build government institutions.
About two-thirds of the 119 budgeted city government jobs remain unfilled due to assassinations or Taliban threats, said officials. Recently, Kandahar's deputy mayor and his successor were...
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