AFGHANISTAN -

A spokesman for an Afghan militant Islamist group says they carried out a suicide attack near Kabul airport that killed at least nine people in reprisal for an anti-Islam film that ridicules the Prophet Muhammad.

Haroon Zarghhon claimed responsibility for Tuesday's attack near Kabul airport in an email to The Associated Press. He said the attack was carried out by a 22-year-old woman named Fatima.

Police say a suicide bomber rammed a small sedan heavily laden with explosives into a mini-bus believed to be carrying foreign aviation workers to the airport at dawn.

Also, Indonesians continue to protest an anti-Islam film, torching an American flag and tires outside the U.S. Consulate in the country's third largest city of Medan.

About 200 people from various Islamic groups gathered Tuesday. Some unfurled banners saying, "Go to Hell America," while others trampled on dozens of paper flags in North Sumatra's provincial capital.

They demanded that Washington punish those involved in the privately produced American-made film "Innocence of Muslims," which ridicules Islam and depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, a womanizer and a pedophile.

On Monday, violence erupted outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta when hundreds of protesters mostly from hardliner Islamic groups gathered. Some hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails in the first violent demonstrations over the film in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.