An Afghan suicide bomber attacked outside the NATO base in Jalalabad today, killing nine people. The attack follows a deadly week of protests over Quran burnings at a US base.
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An Afghan suicide bomber detonated his car outside the NATO base and airport in the eastern Afghanistan city of Jalalabad today. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was revenge against the US soldiers who burned Qurans last week.
His attack caps a deadly week in Afghanistan that has prompted NATO and others to recall hundreds of advisers from Afghan ministries who have been preparing the Afghan government and security forces to take on more responsibility as the drawdown of international forces begins, the Associated Press reports. Reuters cites a US Embassy warning of a "heightened" threat to US citizens in Afghanistan.
In today’s attack, the assailant drove his car into the gates of the airport, triggering a blast and killing nine Afghans.
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