Suicide Bomber Hits Anti-Suicide-Bomber Play

At least one killed in Taliban attack in Kabul
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2014 9:37 AM CST
Suicide Bomber Hits Anti-Suicide-Bomber Play
An Afghan actor sits on the ground after the suicide attack in Kabul.   (AP Photo/Haider Yasa)

The Taliban pulled off a deadly suicide bombing in Kabul yesterday with a cruel twist: The blast took place during a play condemning suicide bombers, reports CNN. Authorities say the teenaged bomber set off his explosives during a performance of Heartbeat: Silence After the Explosion at the French Cultural Centre, which is located in a French-run high school, reports AP. A German national and several others were killed, though the exact numbers were unclear. Reuters quotes a Taliban spokesman who says the play was meant "to insult Islamic values and spread propaganda about our jihad operations, especially on suicide attacks." (More Taliban stories.)

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