Afghan suicide attack: Dining room bomb kills at least 12 police

    2013/07/06

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At least a dozen Afghan people were killed Friday lunchtime when a man disguised as a policeman detonated a suicide vest in a police dining room. According to Reuters, “the bombing took place inside a police reserve unit dining room in Trinkot, in Uruzgan province, on Friday afternoon, when dozens of officers were having lunch ahead of the important Friday prayer session. "Police were having lunch when a man with police uniform detonated his suicide vest, killing 12 police and wounding five. Four of those are in critical condition," said Farid Haeel, a spokesman for the provincial police chief.

The Taliban have promised to attack Afghan forces as well as NATO-led forces still in the country, and earlier this year said insider attacks would be a central tactic used over the summer fighting months. Many insider attacks are so-called green-on-blue, in which uniformed Afghan police or soldiers attack Western troops, around 100,000 of which remain in the country ahead of a combat drawdown winding up next year. But most of the attacks are green-on-green, in which members of the 350,000-strong Afghan National Security Forces attack their own comrades. Figures for such attacks are, however, difficult to establish.”
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