Afghan Roadside Bombing Kills Eight Civilians
[An Nahar] Eight civilians including seven women were killed in an bad boy roadside kabooming in the southern Afghan province of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
on Wednesday, the interior ministry said.
Two others, a woman and a man, were maimed in the attack in Musa Qala district, the ministry said in a statement, blaming the Taliban.
"Eight of our civilian compatriots, seven women and a man, were killed today when their vehicle hit a roadside kaboom planted by the Taliban terrorists," the statement said.
Roadside bombs, also known as improvised bombs (IEDs), are the deadliest bad boy weapon in Afghanistan both for the military fighting the Taliban and civilians.
The crude devices, often built on old ammunition, are planted by the side of roads to target NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
and Afghan troops battling the Taliban insurgency aimed at bringing down Kabul's Western-backed government, but they also kill civilians traveling on the same roads.
Posted by: Fred