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Nine killed in Afghan airport bomb, NATO base attacked

Posted By admin On February 27, 2012 @ 3:35 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Hamid Shalizi and Amie Ferris-Rotman
Reuters [1]
February 27, 2012

A suicide car bomber killed at least nine people in an attack on a military airport in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said, the latest incident of violence and protests since copies of the Koran were inadvertently burned at a NATO base last week.

There was no official indication the explosion at the gates of Jalalabad airport was linked to other deadly protests and riots, although the Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack as “revenge” for the Koran burning.

Anti-Western fury has deepened significantly since the desecration of the Muslim holy book at the main NATO base in Afghanistan.

Twelve people were wounded by the suicide bomb at the airport and casualties appeared to be civilians and Afghan soldiers who were guarding the gate, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

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[1] Reuters: http://news.yahoo.com/afghan-nato-attacked-seven-u-soldiers-wounded-014622779.html

[2] Suicide car bomb at Nato base in in Kabul kills seven and injures 91 in Taliban attack: http://www.prisonplanet.com/suicide-car-bomb-at-nato-base-in-in-kabul-kills-seven-and-injures-91-in-taliban-attack.html

[3] Afghan soldiers killed in Nato air strike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/afghan-soldiers-killed-in-nato-air-strike.html

[4] Afghan ministers voice anger as civilians killed in Nato airstrike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/afghan-ministers-voice-anger-as-civilians-killed-in-nato-airstrike.html

[5] Seven Afghan civilians said killed in NATO airstrike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/seven-afghan-civilians-said-killed-in-nato-airstrike.html

[6] Five Dead In Afghan Ministry Bomb: http://www.prisonplanet.com/five-dead-in-afghan-ministry-bomb.html

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