Suicide Bombers Penetrate Kabul's Green Zone
2 dead in suicide attack; Taliban claims responsibility
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2012 6:55 AM CST
Afghan security men and media members gather at the scene of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.   (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

(Newser) – A suicide attack hit Kabul's Green Zone today, the fortified area housing government officials, diplomats, and US military, killing two Afghan security guards. The Wall Street Journal says a single bomber attempted to occupy an unfinished building, from which he could have fired into the CIA compound and nearby embassies. The AP puts the number of bombers at two, and says that as they were attempting to target the American base, they were spotted and fired on by guards. The bombers were killed, but one of their vests exploded during the firefight. Five civilians were wounded.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. It comes even amid heightened security in the area ahead of the Ashoura holy day Saturday; last year, one of the deadliest attacks in Kabul history occurred on Ashoura. In the first major sectarian attack since the Taliban fell, a suicide bombing at a Shiite shrine left at least 80 dead.

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HANKHILL
Nov 21, 2012 9:35 AM CST
hey fubo potazz get all out stat and let abu arab kill himself in peace! we will never convert the savages to our way of life nor should we want to. we are the infidel and they will hate and try to kill us forever. get out now. fubo
reallybig
Nov 21, 2012 9:21 AM CST
THE TRUTH --- It gets harder and harder for Al-Qaeda and the Taliban to kill US and NATO troops, who hide behind those blast-proof walls, that Obama has them doing. --- Obama's "Hide and Seek Tactics" where he has US troops hiding behind blast-proof walls and seeking to kill Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, using drones and missiles to bomb them. --- Obama with the greatest military force in the history of the world, was defeated by guys riding donkeys, wearing nightshirts, turbans, gym shoes and sandals. ------- REALLY
WHENWILLITALLEND
Nov 21, 2012 9:10 AM CST
Small groups of hate filled men....using religion to justify their actions...at first Hate towards Americans....not turning upon their brothers. Cannot those with cooler heads an a lack of hate rise up and prevail her ?