Taliban announce plans to ramp up attacks in Afghanistan

April 22, 2015 9:10 AM

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KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday announced the start of its annual spring offensive, warning it would ramp up attacks on foreign embassies and government officials, as well as military targets, starting on Friday.

The Islamist militant group has been fighting the Afghan government and its foreign backers since it was ousted from power by U.S.-backed Afghan forces in 2001.

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