Taliban Claim Responsibility in Deadly Afghan Attack

Posted at: 11/23/2012 8:26 AM


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide car bombing in eastern Afghanistan that killed at least two people and wounded about 60.

A Taliban spokesman says the attack was in response to the recent execution of four Taliban detainees at the Afghan government's main detention center in Kabul.

The men were convicted and sentenced to death in Afghan courts for a variety of crimes, including murder, rape, kidnapping, robbery and cruelty against children. The Taliban condemned the hangings, saying the detainees were prisoners of war who were unjustly jailed.

A spokesman for Wardak province says the explosives-laden car blew up Friday on a street where international and Afghan security forces have a coordination office.

The Taliban said two suicide bombers were involved in the attack.

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