1. Afghanistan

    Bombing Near Kabul Kills Eight

    A damaged bus which was hit by a remote control bomb is lifted by a crane on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. A militant detonated a remote-control bomb Tuesday morning, killing at least eight Afghan civilians who were traveling in a bus just northwest of the Afghan capital, police said. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

    Musadeq Sadeq / AP Photo

    A remote-control bomb near Kabul killed at least eight civilians on a bus, when a man detonated it along a road outside Kabul on Tuesday. Another five people were injured and taken to Kabul for treatment. The suspect, who has been identified as a man named Hujratullah, was standing in plain sight when he set off the bomb under a bridge just after dawn. Hujratullah had been arrested in the same area two years before and handed over to Afghanistan’s intelligence service, but was released. A spokesman for the Taliban said they are still gathering information. The Taliban try to portray themselves as protectors and tend to distance themselves from attacks on civilians.

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