'We will turn the ground red with your blood'
Two Italian peacekeepers were killed and four wounded by a roadside bomb near the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday. […] The blast hit a two-vehicle Italian convoy about 20 km (12 miles) south of Kabul, on the main road to Logar province. The wounded were evacuated by helicopter. […] Italy handed over command of the force to Britain on Thursday. A Taliban spokesman, Mohammad Hanif, said by telephone from an undisclosed location that Taliban suicide bombers would increase attacks on British troops in the southern Helmand province, and would "turn the ground red" with their blood. [Read the rest]