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Afghanistan Bomber Halts Peace Pact

Eric Parra |
November 16, 2013 | 3:35 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

Downtown area of Kabul (wikimedia/creative commons)
Downtown area of Kabul (wikimedia/creative commons)
A suicide car bomber in Afghanistan was reported to have killed 10 people and wounded at least 20 on Saturday in the capital city, Kabul. 

BBC reports that the bomb went off near a compound where the tribal elders of the area were expected to meet in the following week to discuss a security pact with the United States. 

They also report that the Taliban admitted to carrying out the attack.

The explosion occurred only a few hours after the President, Hamid Karza, had spoken about the completed draft of U.S.-Afghan pact that needed to be approved before going to parliament.  The meeting is still intended to proceed, but a discussion on the situation is in order and whether the location will remain the same.

SEE ALSO: Taliban Attack Near Kabul Leaves 20 Dead

Of the reported killed, one victim was a police officer while the others are assumed to be civilians.


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