A Taliban spokesperson contacting IslamOnline.net by satellite phone claimed that the Taliban will attack in Afghanistan to impede the planned visit by French First Lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. The spokesman said, “In Afghan society, an attack on a woman is considered a cowardly act. Therefore, we will not hurt her but we may carry out suicide attacks on French troops“. Mrs. Sarkozy had planned to join French artists in a concert to be held at a NATO airbase near Kandahar. It is unclear whether Sarkozy will change her travel plans.