Skip to comments.Taliban Claims Responsibility for Deadly Airport Blast (9 reported killed in Jalalabad attack)
Posted on 02/26/2012 8:51:33 PM PST by kristinn
A suicide car bomber struck early Monday at the gates of Jalalabad airport in eastern Afghanistan, killing nine people in a large blast, officials said.
Among the dead were six civilians, two airport guards and one soldier, Mohammad said. Another six people were wounded, he said.
An AP photographer saw at least four destroyed cars at the gates of the airport.
The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide attack, that they also say killed a number of U.S. soldiers and members of the Afghan interior ministry, a spokesman told NBC News.
"Our suicide bomber carried out suicide attack at a time when the U.S. troops opened the main entrance for change of the night time shift at the airport. Besides American soldiers, a number of Afghanistan interior ministry personnel working (with) the U.S. troops were also killed in the attack," the Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told NBC News.
He said it was revenge of the desecration of holy Quran allegedly by U.S. forces at the Bagram airbase.
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Huh, same Taliban White House wants to be buddy’s with?
Just some of Hussein’s bros.
We need to get our troops out and turn that country to glass before Obama gets rid of all our nukes and signs us all into slavery to these animals.
I guess all our public apologies are paying off.
Just some of Holder’s people celebrating the Oscars tonight
Perhaps now, after ten plus years we'll put them on the terrorist list.
We out! We all wee weed out!
joe biden said we were not a war with the taliban... what gives
That would be the ones.
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