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South Africa says 8 citizens killed in Kabul blast

Associated Press Modified: September 18, 2012 at 4:30 am •  Published: September 18, 2012

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The International Affairs Ministry says eight South African citizens were killed in a suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan.

Spokesman Nelson Kgwete told The Associated Press that the victims are believed to have been employed by a South African aviation company based at Rand Airport in Johannesburg.

A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a mini-bus carrying foreign aviation workers to the airport in Kabul early Tuesday, killing at least nine people in an attack that a militant group said was revenge for an anti-Islam film that ridicules the Prophet Muhammad.