Taliban bomber kills nine at Afghan Nato base

Taliban bomber kills nine at Afghan Nato base

Kabul : Afghanistan | Feb 27, 2012 at 4:40 AM PST
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The Taliban said it was revenge for the Koran burning.

“The foreign forces have insulted our religion and this attack was revenge,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told AFP.

The rebels also claimed that an “Afghan cook” working on their behalf poisoned the food of Nato troops at another base in the same province of Nangarhar.

Nato’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) launched an investigation after “traces of bleach” were found in fruit and coffee, a spokesman said.

“There were no injuries, no fatality. The investigation is ongoing.” said Master Sergeant Nicholas Conner.He said he respected the emotions of Afghans upset by the Koran burning in an incinerator pit at Bagram airbase, north of Kabul, but urged them not to let “the enemies of Afghanistan misuse their feelings”.

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Taliban bomber kills nine at Afghan Nato base
KABUL: A Taliban suicide car bomber targeting Nato troops at an airport in eastern Afghanistan killed nine people on Monday, on a seventh day of violence over the burning of the Koran at a US airbase.
sadiqameen is based in Miānwāli, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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