June 2nd, 2010
09:26 AM ET

Rockets hit near peace meeting

Suspected militants fired rockets, detonated explosives and engaged in an intense gun battle with security forces Wednesday near the site of a jirga, or peace meeting, where Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke.  Read the full story or watch CNN's Nic Robertson on the scene

Karzai planned the critical peace gathering with tribal leaders to discuss a reintegration plan for Taliban members who renounce violence and lay down their arms.

But persuading the Taliban to do that – and the process with which to accomplish it – has raised more questions than answers, experts said.

Photo at top: 1,600 delegates from across the country and Western diplomats attended the opening of the "peace jirga" in a giant air-conditioned tent.


Filed under: Karzai • Taliban
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Enomy of Invaders

    Dear MR. Chuckter Mr. karzi is not the President of your country Where Lions are living he has support of More then 20 Milions He is Well telented,Brave,kind to his nation.
    in concern to your second idea taliban is the Bussiness of America and Pakistan us want to get to its goal through this policy but afghnistan is the grave for Invadors please MR. Ch read alittle bit about history of afghanistan .we knee down the big and great emperiors like the great Alexander , the Mughuls , three time the Engals and the Russians that disturb the sleep of American and now ................................................ ?o kill your nation through this war , farther more i want to add An american general statment that he siad in 2004 war in afghanistan is a meaning less war against the Rocks
    and a Russian Gen siad in 1987 the afghans are the bravest poeple around the world ever and never born .

    June 8, 2010 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. Azm

    My house is close to that area, the rocketman came in Burqa and taken the rocket bullets like a baby. This babay fired the interior minister and the head of intellegence from thier positions. They were actually slept on that day they knew that what is this lady doing inside green zone. In fact a suicider was captured inside the tent.

    June 8, 2010 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. Chuckster

    Too bad one of those mis-guided rockets didn't hit that Fool Karzai!!! He is a Taliban wannabe and should be gone!!!!!

    June 4, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. In Kabul

    Unfortunately some people will not settle for peace. All they believe in is violence and destruction.

    My headquarters here in Kabul is training the Afghan National Security Forces to deal with these threats. ( http://www.NTM-A.com )

    June 3, 2010 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. All American!

    Good God! What's the matter with the people?

    June 2, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Man of Liberty

      I do not know at all. This is crazyness. I can't even believe this is happening.

      June 2, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |