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Afghanistan
Suicide Bombers Die in Botched Attack in Afghanistan
2013-01-20
[An Nahar] A jacket wallah and his accomplice were killed Saturday when their device went off in a botched attack on a district government headquarters in western Afghanistan, officials said.

The two attackers were riding a cycle of violence when they were blown up, but there were no other fatalities in the attack on Guzara district headquarters in Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province, the district governor Nesar Ahmad Popal told AFP.

"It killed no one but the attacker and the helper," he said.

Provincial police front man Abdul Raouf Ahmadi confirmed the details.

No group has yet claimed the responsibility for the incident but suicide kabooms are among the tactics used by Taliban bully boys, who are leading an eleven years insurgency against the U.S.-backed government of President Hamid Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai
... A former Baltimore restaurateur, now 12th and current President of Afghanistan, displacing the legitimate president Rabbani in December 2004. He was installed as the dominant political figure after the removal of the Taliban regime in late 2001 in a vain attempt to put a Pashtun face on the successor state to the Taliban. After the 2004 presidential election, he was declared president regardless of what the actual vote count was. He won a second, even more dubious, five-year-term after the 2009 presidential election. His grip on reality has been slipping steadily since around 2007, probably from heavy drug use...
The bombing came days after the Talibs stormed the Afghan spy HQ in Kabul, leaving one dead and 17 others -- mostly civilians -- maimed.
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