Afghan police: 9 die in Kabul supermarket blast

January 28, 2011 15:45

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Western-style grocery store on Friday in Kabul, killing at least nine people in what was the deadliest attack in the capital against a location frequented by foreigners in just over a year.

Three foreign women and one child, whose nationality was not known, were among the dead, Kabul Police Chief Mohammad Ayub Salangi told reporters at the scene. Six others were wounded, including two who suffered critical injuries, he said.

The Taliban claimed responsibility, saying the attack was against a US-based security contractor.

"It was one suicide attacker," said Sayed Bashir, a member of the Ministry of Interior's criminal investigation team. "We found the two legs of the suicide bomber."

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