The Straits Times
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Published on Sep 18, 2012
 

Female bomber kills 12 in Kabul to avenge anti-Islam film

 
 

KABUL (AFP) - A female suicide bomber killed 12 people in Kabul on Tuesday in the deadliest single attack claimed to avenge a United States film that has sparked a week of deadly protests across the Muslim world.

The attack brings to more than 30 the number of people now killed in a violent backlash over a YouTube trailer for the film, Innocence Of Muslims, believed to have been produced by a small group of extremist Christians.

Security officials said nine foreigners were among those killed on a major highway leading to Kabul airport and close to a wedding hall when the bomber blew her station wagon up alongside a minivan carrying foreign workers.

An AFP photographer saw at least six bodies lying among the wreckage of a gutted minivan, and another vehicle destroyed by flames still burning in the middle of the highway, with debris flung all around.