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An Afghan soldier secures the scene of a suicide attack at the gate of an airport in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province east of Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday. (AP)
An Afghan soldier secures the scene of a suicide attack at the gate of an airport in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province east of Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday. (AP)

A Taliban suicide car bomber has killed at least nine people and wounded 10 others in an attack at Jalalabad airport in eastern Afghanistan. The insurgents said the bombing was in revenge for a Quran burning incident at a U.S. air base a week ago.

The burning, which the U.S. says was unintentional, has sparked violent protests across the country. Meanwhile, Afghan authorities are still hunting for a 25-year-old Afghan policeman believed to have shot dead two senior NATO officers at the interior ministry in Kabul on Saturday.

Guest:

  • Bilal Sarwary, BBC reporter in Kabul

This segment aired on February 27, 2012.

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