AFGHANISTAN. 4 SENTENCED TO DEATH IN ATTACKS ON FOREIGNERS
March 17, 2005: an Afghan court sentenced four people to death for planning two attacks in 2004 that killed 12 people, including four Americans, a senior judge said, blaming both incidents on Al Qaeda.
Judge Abdul Baset Bakhtyari said three Afghans and one Tajik were convicted in the August 29 car bombing at US security firm DynCorp as well as a suicide attack on international peacekeepers in the capital, Kabul.
Three Americans were among 10 people killed in the DynCorp attack. Two months later, a man blew himself up near Icelandic soldiers, injuring three of them and killing an American woman and an Afghan girl. (Sources: Times Wire Services, 17/03/2005)