Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Afghanistan: Female car bomber kills 12 in Kabul

In what many believe to be a backlash of the blasphemous and anti Islam film directed by an American, a female car bomber killed 12 in the war ravaged Kabul, capital of Afghanistan. The dead included eight South Africans.

The bombing on a highway to Kabul airport was the second suicide attack in the city in 10 days, reviving questions about stability as NATO accelerates a troop withdrawal and hands over to Afghan forces by the end of 2014.

It came as officers revealed that Western troops are scaling back joint operations with Afghans after 51 NATO soldiers were shot dead this year by their local colleagues, a setback for the strategy that focuses on training Afghans.

An AFP photographer saw at least six bodies lying among the wreckage of a gutted minivan, while another vehicle destroyed by flames was still burning in the middle of the highway, with debris flung all around.

Read more: Sky News


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