Sunday, February 20, 2011

Insurgents raid Afghan bank; 38 killed

38 more innocent civilians killed by the Taliban.
Muslims Killing Muslims, this is Islam!

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- The death toll from an insurgent attack on a bank in eastern Afghanistan rose on Sunday, with at least 38 people killed, including 13 policemen, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry said.

Saturday's incident also left 41 people wounded, including 14 police officers, said Najib Nekzad.

The attackers stormed a branch of the Kabul Bank in Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar. Four of them were killed and a fifth was arrested, Nekzad said.

The NATO command in Afghanistan said reports indicated that it might have been a suicide attack. It issued a statement saying three people apparently entered the bank wearing suicide vests and detonated themselves.

Fighting between insurgents and security forces lasted for more than four hours, said Ahmadzia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the provincial governor. An eyewitness said some civilians were taken hostage.

The attackers "blatantly targeted Afghan civilians" in a "truly vile attack," said Rear Adm. Vic Beck, a spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force.

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