Suicide Bomb Kills At Least 8 In Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up Friday inside a supermarket popular with Westerners, killing eight people – some of them foreigners – in an attack that showed insurgents can still strike forcib…

KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up Friday inside a supermarket popular with Westerners, killing eight people – some of them foreigners – in an attack that showed insurgents can still strike forcibly in the capital despite tightened security.

The Taliban said their target was an official with the U.S. security contractor formerly known as Blackwater whom they followed into the store. Although the insurgent group regularly attacks those allied with NATO forces or the Afghan government, it was not clear why they specifically targeted the company, now known as Xe Services.

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