The attacker was from the Taliban. You know, the group whose leader the Secretary of State just invited to negotiations, saying that his involvement was crucial for the prospects for peace. More fruit of the Obama Administration’s fantasy-based policymaking regarding Islam: “13 Americans Said to Be Among Killed in Kabul Attack,” by Rod Nordland and Sharifullah Sahak for the New York Times, October 29 (thanks to Bill):
KABUL, Afghanistan “” At least 13 American soldiers were among more than 20 people killed when a Taliban suicide car bomber attacked an armored NATO shuttle bus in Kabul on Saturday, a Western military official confirmed.
It was the worst loss of life among American troops in the capital in several years.
The attack on the bus, known as a Rhino because of its heavy armor, took place in front of the American University on a route often traveled by military trainers from NATO bases in downtown Kabul to the Kabul Military Training Center. At least eight civilians were reported among the dead, including three Afghan police officers and two children.
A military dog was also killed, the military official said.
That will please the followers of the man who “ordered the killing of dogs,” such that his followers “would send (men) in Medina and its corners and we did not spare any dog that we did not kill, so much so that we killed the dog that accompanied the wet she-camel belonging to the people of the desert.” — Sahih Muslim 3811
A Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility, saying that a suicide bomber named Abdul Rahman Hazarbos drove a truck with 1,500 pounds of explosives into a bus carrying foreign military trainers, killing all aboard. He claimed 25 NATO soldiers were killed in all.