Nine suicide bombers kill 44 in court attack


04 April 2013

Nine Taliban suicide bombers killed themselves and 44 others in an attack on a courtroom in western Afghanistan where 10 of their comrades were on trial, a local official said.

Causing the biggest death toll in a single attack since 2011, the militants, strapped with explosives, stormed the governor's compound in the capital of Farah province, bordering Iran, where the trial was taking place.

Thirty-four of the dead were civilians, the rest Afghan security forces, the governor's spokesman Abdul Rahman Zhwandai said.

The Taliban said all 10 of its fighters who were on trial were freed.

"We sent several warnings to those in the Farah government, telling them not to work there," Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi said.

Source http://www.independent.ie/world-news/nine-suicide-bombers-kill-44-in-court-attack-29173367.html

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