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Suicide bomber kills 13 Americans in Afghanistan
By Bill Roggio October 29, 2011
The Taliban have claimed credit for a suicide attack in Kabul today that killed 13 US soldiers, three Afghans civilians, and a policeman. Three more Coalition soldiers were killed in the south, while the Taliban also deployed a female suicide bomber against Afghan intelligence officials in the eastern province of Kunar.
A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a Rhino Runner transporting NATO troops to the Kabul Military Training Center Kabul, a US military official told The Long War Journal. The Rhino is an up-armored bus that is used to transport large numbers of troops around the capital.
The International Security Assistance Force stated: “Initial reports indicate that thirteen [ISAF] service members died following an improvised explosive device attack in Kabul earlier today. Afghan Interior Ministry Spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said on Twitter that “three civilians and a police officer were killed in Kabul.”
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said that a suicide bomber named Abdul Rehman Hazarbos carried out the attack.
“A suicide car bomb attack was carried out on a bus of foreign forces in the Dar-ul-Aman area of Kabul,” Mujahid said in a text message.
A US military officer told The Long War Journal that the attack was well planned to maximize Coalition casualties. The blast was large enough to flip the Rhino.
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Female suicide bomber strikes in Kunar
The Taliban carried out a second suicide attack in Afghanistan today. In Kunar province, the Taliban deployed a female suicide bomber to attack an office used by the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan’s intelligence service. Five intelligence officers were wounded in the attack. The female suicide bomber was described as a “teen-age girl” by Pajhwok Afghan News.
Over the past year, the Taliban have begun to use suicide bombers on both sides of the Afghan-Pakistan border. Today’s suicide attack is the seventh by a female since June 2010 [see list below]. Prior to that attack, the Taliban are not known to have used female suicide bombers.
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Three Australians killed in Kandahar
In the south, a man dressed in an Afghan Army uniform killed three Australian soldiers and an interpreter at a base in Shah Wali Kot in Kandahar province, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Seven other people were wounded in the attack. Afghan soldiers killed the shooter
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Suicide attacks by female bombers in Afghanistan and Pakistan:
Oct. 29, 2011
Kunar province, Afghanistan
A female suicide bomber wounded five intelligence officials in an attack on an office run by the National Directorate of Security in Kunar province.
Aug. 11, 2011
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