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Muslims Kill 35 Muslims With Kabul Bus Bomb

From their allies at the Associated Press:

35 die as bomb rips through bus in Kabul

By RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press Writer

KABUL, Afghanistan – An enormous bomb ripped through a police academy bus at Kabul’s busiest transportation hub Sunday, killing at least 35 people in the deadliest insurgent attack in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. The Taliban claimed responsibility.

The thunderous explosion — which sheared the metal sidings and roof off the bus, leaving only a charred skeleton — represented a leap in scale from previous Taliban or al-Qaida bombings here, raising the specter of an increase in Iraq-style attacks in Afghanistan.

At least 35 people were killed, including 22 policemen, said Ahmed Zia Aftali, head of Kabul’s military hospital. At least 35 others were wounded, hospital officials said. A victim said the bus had been filled with police instructors.

A purported Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousef Ahmadi, said a Taliban suicide bomber named Mullah Asim Abdul Rahman caused the blast. Rahman, 23, was from Kabul province, said Ahmadi, who called an Associated Press reporter by satellite phone from an undisclosed location. His claim could not be verified.

If confirmed, it would be the fifth suicide attack in Afghanistan in three days…

 It’s good to see that the terrorists have the AP’s number.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, June 17th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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