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Muslim Bomber Murders 41 Afghan Muslims

From an ever-hopeful AFP:

Afghan suicide attack leaves 100 dead or wounded

by Sardar Ahmad

KABUL (AFP) – Around 100 people including five lawmakers were killed or wounded in a suicide bombing Tuesday at a sugar factory in northern Afghanistan, one of the worst attacks since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

Government officials said the bomber blew himself up outside the factory in the northern province of Baghlan as dozens of people, including children, welcomed a delegation of senior members of parliament and other officials…

The burnt and mangled bodies of adults and children littered the site, which was drenched with blood, said Aziz Ahmad Nadem, an MP who survived the bombing in the town of Pul-i-Khumri, 150 kilometres (90 miles) north of Kabul.

In the chaos that followed, officials were not immediately able to provide a breakdown of the dead and wounded.

Initial reports from local hospitals said 100 people were killed and hurt, Ahmad Shah Shokohmand, national director of provincial health departments, told AFP in Kabul…

Nadem, the MP, said the bomber was on foot and had blown himself up in the middle of a large crowd gathered to welcome the VIPs.

“As I stepped out of my vehicle, an explosion took place. It was huge and shook the the earth under our feet,” Nadem said, his voice breaking with emotion.

“I saw a flame and thick black smoke rising into the sky. Around me I saw lots of people lying dead, burnt and wounded. Many of them, I noticed, were children. People were just lying in blood everywhere, all around me.”

The dead included Mustafa Kazimi, an MP from Kabul and former commerce minister who headed parliament’s economics committee. Four of his bodyguards were also killed, an official said.

“I saw Mr Kazimi lying dead on the ground. His arms and legs were shattered and broken,” Nadem said.

Deputy Agriculture Minister Ghulam Mustafa Jawad was among the wounded, his office told AFP.

About 18 MPs were said to be in the delegation that visited the factory. Bodyguards and other members of the delegation were reportedly also among the dead…

In a statement, Karzai condemned the “terrorist attack”.

“This is the act of the enemies of the people of Afghanistan,” presidential spokesman Homayun Hamidzada told AFP.

How can there even be any thoughts about letting savages like this win?

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, November 6th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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