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Penelope and the Afghan fabric

The warped diplomatic fabric on how to exit the long Afghan crisis has been sown and then unravelled by the international community. Until a few days ago, it was believed that the Taliban offensive had noticeably decreased. This belief was immediately reversed after the attacks, killing more than 50 people, on Sunday, 15 April, by guerillas in Kabul and in various other cities. Parliament, NATO, the quarter of embassies and the UN: these are the so-called vulnerable targets of the Taliban. What happened confirmed yet again the vulnerability of the existing security measures and at the same time contradicted those who retain that the militants' ability to fight has declined.

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