Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Dozens Killed in Suicide Attack in Afghanistan

Two suicide bomb attack killed dozens in Afghanistan on Tuesday. A suicide bomber detonated a bomb on Shia Shrine on Ashura. 

The Kabul bomb was the deadliest in the capital since 2008, and punctured any lingering sense of optimism from a conference on Monday where Western allies made firm but not specific promises to support Afghanistan after troops leave in 2014.

Bodies and blood were scattered down a street in the heart of old Kabul where a crowd of hundreds had gathered to mark the festival of Ashura, with chanting, and self-flagellation. At least 55 were killed and 160 wounded, some critically.

Sources:CNN, Reuters