4 NATO soldiers injured in car bomb blast at military airport in Afghanistan

Rick Moran
The Taliban claimed responsibility and called the attack "retaliation" for the burning of the Korans. Reuters: A suicide car bomber killed nine people in an attack on a military airport in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said, the latest bloodshed since copies of the Koran were burned at a NATO base last week. There was no official indication the explosion at the gates of Jalalabad airport was linked to the deadly protests, but the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack as "revenge" for the Koran burnings. Nineteen Afghan civilians and law enforcement officers and four NATO soldiers were wounded in the blast, a spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Nangarhar province, of which Jalalabad is the capital, said. Jalalabad airport is almost exclusively used by NATO and the U.S. military. Anti-Western fury has deepened significantly since the desecration of the Muslim holy book at the main NATO Bagram air base in Afghanistan. NATO...(Read Full Post)

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