18 Afghans Killed by Bomber in a Burka

Taliban claims responsibility for blast
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 15, 2008 4:59 AM CDT
Map locates Dilaram in Farah, Afghanistan, where a suicide bomber killed 18.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A suicide bomber wearing a burka killed 18 people today in a western Afghanistan bazaar, Reuters reports. A spokesman for the Taliban, which claimed responsibility for the attack, said the bomber was a man. The past two years have been Afghanistan’s bloodiest since 2001, and some Western officials fear a return to anarchy in the country.