Afghanistan : Taliban spring offence begins !

“These attacks are the beginning of the spring offensive and we had planned them for months.” 
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.
He went on to add that the onslaught was a revenge for a series of incidents involving American troops in Afghanistan – including the burning of the Holy Quran at a Nato base and the massacre of 17 civilians by a US soldier – and vowed that there would be more such attacks.
A group of US soldiers at their village in Kandahar’s Panjwayi district at 2am enter homes and open fire. However, the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force called it an individual act and said it had arrested the suspected soldier.
“After the Mujahideen offered to take revenge, our military commanders in four provinces – Kabul, Nangarhar, Paktiya and Lugar – coordinated major attacks simultaneously. The attacks were launched in four provinces in an hour.” Mujahid said.