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Taliban Claims Responsibility for Deadly Airport Blast (9 reported killed in Jalalabad attack)
NBC News ^ | Sunday, February 26, 2012

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldblog.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; jalalabad; koranburning; koranburnings; taliban

1 posted on 02/26/2012 8:51:45 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Huh, same Taliban White House wants to be buddy’s with?


2 posted on 02/26/2012 8:54:54 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

Just some of Hussein’s bros.


3 posted on 02/26/2012 8:59:15 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: ColdOne

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.


4 posted on 02/26/2012 8:59:19 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: kristinn

I guess all our public apologies are paying off.


5 posted on 02/26/2012 9:02:32 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: kristinn
Forget 0bungles. Here is an apology that ROCKS!
6 posted on 02/26/2012 9:05:29 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: kristinn

Just some of Holder’s people celebrating the Oscars tonight


7 posted on 02/26/2012 9:16:38 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: kristinn
'Afghan Taliban'

Perhaps now, after ten plus years we'll put them on the terrorist list.

8 posted on 02/26/2012 9:18:51 PM PST by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: kristinn

We out! We all wee weed out!


9 posted on 02/26/2012 9:19:25 PM PST by conservativeimage.com
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To: Theoria

joe biden said we were not a war with the taliban... what gives


10 posted on 02/26/2012 9:58:04 PM PST by JoanneSD (TEA PARTY VERSES TEE TIME)
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To: ColdOne
same Taliban White House wants to be buddy’s with

That would be the ones.

11 posted on 02/26/2012 11:59:15 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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