20 Killed in Kabul as Exiled Vice President Returns

At least 20 people were killed and another 50 injured Sunday when a suicide bomber set off an explosion at the entrance to Kabul’s international airport just as Afghanistan’s exiled vice president was returning. Authorities said a child and several members of the security forces were among the victims of the attack, as were nine members of the security detail of Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum. Crowds and a government delegation had gathered at the airport Sunday to meet Dostum, who has returned to the country facing charges of rape and kidnapping, among other crimes. He was allowed to return following massive protests by his fellow Uzbeks, who demanded his safe return despite the allegations against him.