Below, remains of Virginia company, Contrack Int.
12/17/12, "Taliban say suicide bomber targeted U.S. company in Kabul," Reuters
Taliban movement claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Kabul
on Monday which targeted a U.S. contracting company and killed two
Afghan civilians, underscoring security challenges ahead of a NATO
Hours earlier, a blast in eastern Afghanistan killed 10 Afghan girls, between nine and 11 years old, as they collected firewood....
"A suicide car bomber attacked an important
American company which is involved in security," Taliban spokesman
Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement.
"The company was under our surveillance for a long time and today we succeeded."
more than a decade of war against Western forces with superior
firepower and technology, the Taliban remain a potent force capable of
striking in the heart of Kabul....
The Virginia-based company that was targeted,
Contrack International Inc., has built fuel storage systems in military
bases in Afghanistan....
Kabul Police Chief General Ayoub Salangi said explosives were planted in a small truck.
Taliban have expanded their reach beyond their strongholds in southern
and eastern Afghanistan to some areas in the north which were relatively
peaceful for years."...