KABUL, Afghanistan (Mon, Feb 28) – A suicide attack near a NATO-led ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) base claimed at least nine lives and left more than a dozen injured on early hours of Monday.
|9 killed, 12 injured in car bomb blast near ISAF base in Jalalabad, Afganistan|
According to details; a suicide bomber blew up an explosive-laden vehicle near the Jalalabad airport's front gate, an attack that follows a week of deadly violence prompted by the burning of scripts of Holy Quran at a U.S. base. But it is yet to be established that the recent attack was a result of motivation against the burning of Holy Quran.
An ISAF spokesperson, Air Force Capt. Justin Brockhoff, confirmed that there were no fatalities related to ISAF.
U.S. President Barack Obama and other officials have apologized for the burning and called it unintended; but such statements, or explanations, haven't stopped protests from Muslims in Afghanistan.
CNN reports citing an anonymous military source in Afghanistan that said the Quranic scripts were from a detainee center's library and had "inscriptions" that believed to be used to "facilitate extremist communications."