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Nine killed in Afghanistan military airport suicide bomb blast

Nineteen Afghan civilians and law enforcement officers and four NATO soldiers were wounded in the blast, a spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Nangarhar province, of which Jalalabad is the capital, said.

By Hamid Shalizi and Amie Ferris-Rotman at The National  February 27, 2012

KABUL — A suicide car bomber killed nine people in an attack on a military airport in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said, the latest bloodshed since copies of the Koran were burned at a NATO base last week.

There was no official indication the explosion at the gates of Jalalabad airport was linked to the deadly protests, but the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack as “revenge” for the Koran burnings

Jalalabad airport is almost exclusively used by NATO and the U.S. military.

February 27, 2012 - Posted by | Afghanistan | , , , , ,

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