There are reports that armed resistance to the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan if growing, especially around the capital, Kabul.
GV & SV Street scene in Kabul, people walking around. (4 SHOTS)
GV People walking through market. (2 SHOTS)
SV & CU Commentator speaking about anti-Soviet leaflets and showing leaflets. (2 SHOTS)
SV Street scenes. (3 SHOTS)
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Background: There are reports that armed resistance to the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan if growing, especially around the capital, Kabul. Reuters news agency has quoted Afghan refugees as saying more Soviet troops have been placed around Kabul. The refugees talk of regular exchanges of artillery fire on the city's outskirts, and a build-up of military transport flights from the Soviet Union. Kremlinologists have gauged concern among the Soviet leaders from a simple fact: the rare mention of internal Afghan resistance on the Soviet television bulletin.
SYNOPSIS: The city of Kabul as shown on Soviet Television on Tuesday (10 June), contained on conflict or Soviet troops. The film showed contented students clutching textbooks -- a contrast to reports that young Afghans, including schoolgirls, were leading anti-Soviet demonstrations and boycotting their classes. Reuters said students died last month in demonstrations against government and Soviet troops.
Yet, for the first time, a Soviet commentator spoke of troubles. He blamed disruptions to normal activities in Kabul on what he called foreign agents and provocateurs. Afghan bandits are said to have entered the city, then distributed leaflets, before being arrested by the local militia. One Kabul resident, who against the rebels, and were not prepared to support them.
The broadcast did not mention the thousands of rebels who are reported to have gathered in the bills of the Hindukush, north of Kabul.