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Afghans pick up the pieces after deadly court attack

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 01:10

June 12 - Afghans worry about security following a deadly court attack by the Taliban that killed 17. Miriam Berger reports.

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Here in Kabul, residents are increasingly concerned about security in Afghanistan, a day after 17 people were killed in a court attack. On Tuesday, a suspected Taliban suicide bomber in a car detonated a bomb close to minibuses taking Supreme Court staff home. Police say 17 people died in the assault, while almost 40 more were wounded. It was the second large-scale attack in Kabul claimed by the hard-line Islamist group in two days. Tuesday's bombing appeared to show the Taliban's readiness to target civilians, particularly court officials, whom they consider an arm of the Western-backed government of President Hamid Karzai. Residents say Afghan intelligence must do better to protect citizens. (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) KABUL RESIDENT, SABOOR JAN. SAYING: "For God's sake we demand the government improves its intelligence departments. And they must have the capacity to foil this kind of attack in Pakistan before the suicide bomber reaches its target inAfghanistan, our intelligence must foil them." Pakistan's security apparatus has long been accused of backing the Taliban - an accusation the country rejects.

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Afghans pick up the pieces after deadly court attack

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 01:10