A female suicide car bomber killed 12 people Tuesday (September 18th) in Kabul when she drove her car into a minivan carrying foreign workers to the airport, AFP reported.
Eight South Africans and three Afghans were among those killed in the assault that the Taliban claimed was revenge for an anti-Islam film. Militant insurgent group Hezb-i-Islami claimed responsibility for the attack.
The South African foreign ministry said eight of its citizens working for a private company at the airport were among the dead. Local officials later confirmed that three Afghans, including the bus driver and an interpreter, and one Kyrgyz citizen were also killed. Eleven people were wounded.
A large number of Muslim leaders and religious scholars have called for restraint and condemned violent attacks in response to the film.