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Car bomb kills six after Obama leaves Afghan capital

Publié par Clifford Armion le 05/02/2012

Michael Georgy and Mirwais Harooni

KABUL (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded outside a compound housing Westerners in Kabul on Wednesday hours after President Barack Obama signed a security pact during a short visit to a city that remains vulnerable to a resilient insurgency.
Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the suicide attack on the eastern outskirts of the capital that killed at least six people, a Gurkha guard and five passers-by, and wounded 17. A young girl was among those killed.
The Taliban said it was in response to Obama's visit and to the long-term strategic partnership deal he signed with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, a pact that sets out a long-term U.S. role after most foreign combat troops leave by the end of 2014.
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"Car bomb kills six after Obama leaves Afghan capital", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2012. Consulté le 02/06/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/car-bomb-kills-six-after-obama-leaves-afghan-capital