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Another Bloody Weekend In Afghanistan

From those tireless defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

2 blasts rock S. Afghanistan in weekend violence

By DEB RIECHMANN and MIRWAIS KHAN

Jun 20, 2010

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two bombs hidden in push carts exploded less than a half hour apart Sunday in one of Afghanistan’s most dangerous provinces, underscoring the continued security threat despite years of trying to bring peace to the unstable south…

The double bombing occurred early Saturday morning in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province. The first explosion in front of a bank killed a young girl and a woman and wounded at least 14 other people, the Afghan Ministry of Interior said…

He was among Afghan security forces who were already at the first bombing site when they heard the second blast, which occurred in front of a high school about a mile and a half (three kilometers) away.

Five people, including an Afghan soldier, were injured in the second explosion less than a half hour after the first, according to Daoud Ahmadi, a spokesman for the provincial governor…

"The bomb was placed in a fruit cart,’" said Gul Mohammad, who was injured by one of the explosions…

North of Lashkar Gah on Saturday, two Afghan policemen were killed and five others were wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Gereshk district, the interior ministry said

Also in the east, rockets fired by militants over the weekend struck two homes, killing four civilians, the ministry said.

One rocket landed on a house in the Qarghay district of Laghman province, killing two women and injuring two other adults Saturday. Another rocket, apparently targeting an airport in the Behsud district of Nangarhar province, struck a house on Sunday, killing two children and injuring three men and a woman…

Another weekend, another bloodbath in Afghanistan.

And yet we are going to pull out for sure in a year.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, June 20th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Another Bloody Weekend In Afghanistan”

  1. Right of the People says:

    More moose limbs killing other moose limbs. Go figure.


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