Fourteen people, 10 of them foreigners, were killed by a suicide bomber on Tuesday, bringing to at least 28 the number of deaths attributed to unrest sweeping the Muslim world as a result of an amateurish video parodying the Prophet Muhammad.
A spokesman for an Afghan insurgent group, Hezb-i-Islami, claimed responsibility for the bombing and said it was carried out by an 18-year-old woman.
“We claim credit for the attack by a martyrdom-seeking mujahid, an 18-year-old girl named Fatima, from Kabul, and the attack has been conducted in response to the film insulting the Prophet Muhammad and Islam,” said Zubir Siddiqi, a spokesman for the group, who was reached by telephone.
The attack took place as word emerged that the American-led military coalition fighting the insurgents has sharply curtailed ground-level operations with the Afghan Army and police forces, potentially undercutting the training mission that is the heart of the Western exit strategy.
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Fourteen people, 10 of them foreigners, were killed by a suicide bomber on Tuesday, bringing…
by Tactical-Life / Sep 18, 2012