A suicide bomber in Afghanistan killed the mayor of Kandahar city by hiding the explosive device under his turban. The tactic is reminiscent of the Kurt Westergaard caricature of the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb in his turban that incited protests and rioting that left over a 100 people dead.
Adopting turban bomb as weapon by anti-government militants in the conflict-ridden Afghanistan where a majority of its inhabitants often wear turban would add to the challenges of security forces.
In Kandahar, the birthplace of Taliban fighters where a vast majority of its male residents wear turban as man fashion, is very difficult for security forces to check everyone and curb possible terror attacks.
Kandahar has been the scene of increasing militancy over the past few years.