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Can bombers attack lasers?
I've never played the new version, but in the original bombers could not attack lasers.
rules Page 12 wrote:
LASERS AND CITY MARKERS
Lasers: Lasers are shown on the chart because they are considered military units; but they have no movement capabilities, nor do they come into play during Action 5: Combat.
Note that final phrase.
The only way lasers can be destroyed is described explicitly under DESTROYING A LASER on page 18. It's part of the Action 6 - Second Movement procedure, and happens as a consequence of the invader taking control of the territory where the laser was located.