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Female bomber kills 12 in Kabul to avenge film

A female suicide bomber killed 12 people in Kabul on Tuesday in the deadliest single attack claimed to avenge a US film that has sparked a week of deadly protests across the Muslim world.

The attack brings to more than 30 the number of people now killed in a violent backlash over a YouTube trailer for the film, believed to have been produced by a small group of extremist Christians.

Security officials said nine foreigners were among those killed on a major highway leading to Kabul airport and close to a wedding hall when the bomber blew her station wagon up alongside a minivan carrying foreign workers. Hezb-i-Islami, the second largest insurgent group after the Taliban who have been fighting US-led troops and the government for 10 years, claimed the attack. ‘The bombing was carried out by a woman named Fatima... in retaliation for the insult to our Prophet,’ spokesman Zubair Sidiqi said.
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