October 9

TIMELINE


Tuesday, October 9, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

US, BRITISH FORCES POUND AFGHANISTAN

* Kabul, Kandahar bombed
* Over 20 feared killed
Washington/Islamabad October 8
US and British war planes and naval ships launched attacks on Afghanistan for the second successive night today targetting Kabul, Kandahar and Jalalabad resuming their military operations to hunt down Osama bin Laden and Taliban militia. “These (strikes) are similar to yesterday. We have said that this is a continuing operation,” one official told Reuters.


The USA has begun missile strikes against Afghanistan
more than three weeks after thousands were killed by suicide plane hijackers in New York and Washington.
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In this handout from the U.S. Navy, an F/A-18C Hornet is launched from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, operating in the Arabian Sea, in a strike against military targets and Osama bin Laden’s training camps inside Afghanistan on Sunday. In this handout from the U.S. Navy, an F/A-18C Hornet is launched from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, operating in the Arabian Sea, in a strike against military targets and Osama bin Laden’s training camps inside Afghanistan on Sunday.
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Violent anti-US protests in Pak
Islamabad, October 8
Anti-American demonstrators burned down four movie theatres in Quetta today and clashed with the police in three other cities, even as Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf said his endorsement of US attacks against terrorists in Afghanistan enjoyed wide support.

Violence  has flared up in the streets of  Islamabad  and Quetta.
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Taliban Ambassador to Pakistan Mulla Zaeef has said Osama bin Laden and Mullah Mohammad Omar have survived the US attacks.

 
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Taliban defiant, Laden alive
Islamabad, October 8
The Taliban’s Ambassador to Pakistan stood defiant today, saying that US attacks would fail to browbeat Afghan people ready to sacrifice all for honour, and said Osama bin Laden was alive and in the country.

Pervez sends ISI chief packing
Washington, October 8
In a bid to prevent a possible challenge to his regime, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has purged two key intelligence and military officers reportedly sympathetic to Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban militia.

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Musharraf speaks to Vajpayee
New Delhi, October 8
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf tonight spoke to Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and said the two countries should not do anything to heighten tension in the region.

Northern Command on high alert
Jammu, October 8
Soon after the American bombers rained missiles on Afghanistan, the Northern Command was put on high alert at the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.

118 die in Milan air crash
Milan, October 8
At least 118 persons died today when a Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) aircraft rammed into an airport hangar after colliding with a small plane in heavy fog at Milan’s Linate airport, the Italian authorities said.


ISI “masterminded” Sept 11 attacks
London, October 8
Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence was aware of the terrorists’ plan to attack the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, according to a senior Pakistani leader Sardar Attaullah Mengal. He is the president of the Baluchistan National Party and now living in exile in London.
Baluchistan National Party  President Sardar Attaullah Mengal said the Inter Services Intelligence in Pakistan was the brain behind the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon.
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