Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Afghan bombing claims 100 civilian lives

A suicide bomber claimed 100 lives on Sunday in Kandahar, BBC News reported Monday. The large crowd had gathered to watch a dog-fighting competition, which were banned under Taliban rule.

Sunday’s bombing created a scene of carnage, scattering body parts over a wide area and coating the public square in blood. It was reportedly the deadliest suicide bombing in Afghanistan since 2001.

The Taliban has not claimed responsibility for the attack, but the radical group is widely believed to hold the blame. Abdul Hakim Jan, a prominent police chief, tribal leader and outspoken critic of the Taliban, was listed among the dead.

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