Hezb-i-Islami claims Kabul attack to avenge film—spokesman
A French soldier investigates the scene of a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a mini-bus carrying foreign aviation workers to the airport in the Afghan capital early Tuesday, killing at least nine people in an attack a militant group said was revenge for an anti-Islam film that ridicules the Prophet Muhammad. AP/Ahmad Jamshid
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – Afghan insurgent group Hezb-i-Islami on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing in Kabul targeting foreigners, saying it was carried out by a woman to avenge a US-made film deemed insulting to Islam.
The claim was made by spokesman Zubair Sidiqi in a telephone call to Agence France-Presse from an undisclosed location. It is extremely rare for the faction to claim a suicide attack in Afghanistan. It is also rare for women to carry out suicide attacks.
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