Taliban Cuts Mobile Phone Service in Afghanistan’s Helmand

President Hamid Karzai surprised some people this week when he announced that his forces would take over security responsibilities from international forces in the city of Lashkar Gah, capital of the volatile southern province of Helmand, this summer.But if the news spread quickly, it did not travel by cellphone. That’s because mobile phone networks throughout the province have been silenced for nearly a week now under orders of the Taliban, according to company officials.To read this report in The New York Times in full, see:
atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/24/taliban-cuts-cellphone-service-in-helmand/

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