Taliban say airport attack is 'revenge' for Koran burnings

February 27, 2012 06:39


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KABUL - The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility on Monday for an attack on the Jalalabad airport in eastern Afghanistan, saying it was "revenge" for the burnings of the Koran at a NATO air base.

Police said at least three civilians were killed by the airport car bomb, which happened after a week of nationwide violent protests over the Koran burnings. At least 30 people have been killed in the violence, including four American soldiers, and hundreds wounded.

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