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At least two people were killed and nine others wounded in a march of followers of the Afghan mujahideen guerrilla Ahmad Shah Masud, commemorating the 17th anniversary of his assassination.
The attack took place at around 3:00 pm local time (1030 GMT), in Taimani Square, in the northwest of the Afghan capital, when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle “blew himself up near the convoy of followers of the national hero Masud,” he said. the spokesman of the Afghan Ministry of the Interior, Najib Danish.
Two people who were part of the convoy were killed and nine others were injured, said Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai.
Today was commemorated in Kabul the 17 years of the murder of the so-called “Lion of the Panjshir”, referring to the valley north of Kabul that was originally, occurred in the northeastern province of Tajar, just two days before the attacks on the towers Twins in New York.
Ahmad Sha Masud began to forge his legend during the resistance of the Afghan “mujahideen” against the Soviets, who had in this authentic expert in guerrilla warfare his hardest adversary, but the figure of the legendary commander began to blur in the eyes of Afghans for their participation in the government of the country during the 1990s.
In addition to the chiaroscuro of this stage in the Executive, overthrown by the Taliban in 1996, distrust their relations with Western powers that saw him as an ally to fight against the Taliban and capture Osama bin Laden.
Masud was killed by two alleged journalists of Arab origin who exploded an explosive charge hidden in a false camera, an action that has been linked to al Qaeda although there is no definitive proof of that link.
After the fall of the Taliban regime two months after his death, Masud was elevated to the altar of Afghan heroes by the new rulers, largely from the Northern Alliance led by the military.