Suicide bomber kills, injures police in Kabul

first_imgAt least 10 people were killed or wounded, said Zemeri Bashary, the Interior Ministry spokesman. On Saturday a suicide bomber wearing a police uniform blew himself up next to a police bus in Kabul, killing 30 people. Meanwhile, a new U.S. “most-wanted” campaign is offering up to $200,000 for information on a dozen elusive Taliban and al-Qaida leaders fueling a rise in bombings and suicide attacks in Afghanistan. Elsewhere, militants hanged a teenager for having American money in his pocket and stuffed five $1 bills into his mouth as a warning not to use U.S. currency. To help track down 12 insurgent commanders, posters and billboards are to go up around eastern Afghanistan with their names and pictures. Rewards ranging from $20,000 to $200,000 are available for information leading to their capture. “We’re trying to get more visibility on these guys like the FBI did with the mob,” said Lt. Col. Rob Pollock, an officer at the main U.S. base in Bagram. “They operate the same way the mob did, they stay in hiding.” The list does not include internationally known names who already have a large price on their heads, such as al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden – who has evaded U.S. capture since 2001 despite a $25 million bounty – or Taliban leader Mullah Omar, who is worth a $10 million reward. It is filled with local insurgent cell leaders responsible for suicide bomb attacks.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Jason Straziuso THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KABUL, Afghanistan – A suicide bomber set off a blast in a bus carrying police officers in Kabul today, killing or wounding at least 10 people in the second such attack on a police bus in four days, police said. Police recognized the attacker beforehand and tried to stop him, said deputy police chief Zalmay Khan, but the bomber was still able to detonate his explosives near the front of the bus, peeling off the roof and blowing out the sides. last_img

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