Apparently the bomber somehow got the crazy idea that the Qur’an’s promise of Paradise to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah (9:111) meant that Paradise was promised to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah.
“Suicide car bomb kills 3 in south Afghan city,” by Mirwais Khan for Associated Press, December 27:
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – A suicide car bombing in the heart of the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Monday killed three and wounded 26 people, most of them policemen, authorities said.
South Afghanistan, a traditional Taliban stronghold, has seen some of the worst fighting this year between the militants and foreign and Afghan troops. President Hamid Karzai issued a statement condemning the attack.
The car exploded at midday near a police compound and a branch of Kabul Bank in the crowded center of the city, said Noor Mohammad, a policeman who was guarding the bank….