In 2006 Muslims went on a murderous rampage after this offensive cartoon was published in a Danish newspaper.
Over 100 people were murdered in the cartoon rioting.
They were outraged.
Militants fighting Afghan government in a new tactic, hardly imagined by security forces, targeted and killed the mayor of Kandahar city, 450 km south of Afghan capital Kabul, in his office on Wednesday.
To target government officials, the militants had often in the past strapped explosive devices in their bodies or wore explosive vests and hunted the prey.
However, this time they organized turban bomb suicide attack in Taliban former stronghold Kandahar, officials confirmed.
“Ghulam Haider Hamidi, the mayor of Kandahar, was in meeting with some people when a man placed explosive device in his turban entered the meeting hall and blew it up, killing the mayor and injured another,”a statement released by kandahar’s provincial administration said.
The attacker was also killed in his explosion, it stated.
Afghans are familiar with suicide attacks, roadside bombings and gun shoots but it appears to be the first time that a turban bomb suicide attack rocked an Afghan city and claimed the life of an official.
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