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5 Afghan Officers Killed in Kabul Suicide Attack

They had just arrested the bomber, who set off explosives. The Taliban claims responsibility. A suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body Sunday, killing himself and five Afghan intelligence officers who only moments before had arrested him and placed him in their sport utility vehicle near Kabul’s international airport. The Taliban, which ruled this rugged country before its ouster two years ago by the United States, claimed responsibility for the attack, Agence France-Presse news agency reported. A Taliban spokesman identified the suicide bomber as a 35-year-old Chechen and said that 60 other suicide bombers had entered the capital and were planning to target foreigners, according to the agency. Sunday’s suicide bombing came as the loya jirga, or grand assembly, drew to a close after 15 days of heated debate over a new constitution. Full Story

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