Suicide car bomber hits Afghan airport; 9 killed

An Afghan policeman calms down a protestor during an anti-U.S. demonstration in Kunduz, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. At least 25 people have been killed and hundreds wounded since Tuesday, when it first emerged that Qurans and other religious materials had been thrown into a fire pit used to burn garbage at Bagram Air Field, a large U.S. base north of Kabul.(AP Photo/Ezatullah Pamir)

February 26, 2012 10:19:14 PM PST
A suicide car bomber struck early Monday at the gates of Jalalabad airport in eastern Afghanistan, officials said, killing nine people in an attack insurgents said was revenge for U.S. troops burning Qurans.