Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, November 09, 2007

Afghan lawmakers and children killed in bombing

Between 35 and 41 people died when a bomb exploded on Tuesday at a sugar factory in Baghlan Province, BBC News reported Wednesday. Politicians, teachers, and numerous children were killed as they greeted a delegation of parliamentarians visiting the factory.

According to Alex Kroeger, the BBC’s correspondent in Kabul, it remained unclear if the attack was a suicide bomb. The Taliban has denied responsibility for the incident, but the Taliban and al-Qaeda are the only groups know to carry out suicide attacks.

This incident has demonstrated the spread of violence into the more peaceful northern regions of the country.

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