Newborn Baby among Six Killed in Afghan Blast
[An Nahar] A mother and her newborn baby were among six family members killed in a roadside kabooming in eastern Afghanistan overnight, police and witnesses said Sunday.
The victims were heading home from the hospital after the mother had given birth when the bomb planted by Taliban Death Eaters tore through their vehicle in Khost province
... across the border from Miranshah, within commuting distance of Haqqani hangouts such as Datta Khel and probably within sight of Mordor. Khost is populated by six different tribes of Pashtuns, the largest probably being the Khostwal, from which it takes its name...
on the Pakistain border, police said.
"Six people -- three women, two adult men and a newborn baby -- were killed," deputy provincial police chief Mohammad Yaqoub told Agence La Belle France Presse.
Relatives said the family was returning home after the mother delivered her baby in hospital in the town of Sabari.
Five other non-combatants were killed in two separate roadside kaboom blasts in the southern province of Kandahar Sunday, President Hamid
Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai
... A former Baltimore restaurateur, now 12th and current President of Afghanistan, displacing the legitimate president Rabbani in December 2004. He was installed as the dominant political figure after the removal of the Taliban regime in late 2001 in a vain attempt to put a
Pashtun face on the successor state to the Taliban. After the 2004 presidential election, he was declared president regardless of what the actual vote count was. He won a second, even more dubious, five-year-term after the 2009 presidential election. His grip on reality has been slipping steadily since around 2007, probably from heavy drug use...
's office said in a statement offering condolences to the families of all those killed.
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