Bomb kills 10 Afghans heading for wedding
[Al Ahram] A roadside kaboom killed 10 civilians, including women and a child, heading for a wedding party in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said.
Prob'ly had wimmin in it without their faces covered or somethin'...
"Ten civilians, including four women and a child were killed in a roadside kaboom as they were going to attend a wedding party in Musa Qala district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province," the provincial governor's front man Ahmad Zeerak told AFP.

Seven children were maimed in the blast, which police blamed on Taliban turbans.

The attack took the day's toll in the Afghan war to 18, with a jacket wallah on a cycle of violence killing three coppers in a pre-dawn attack and five Afghan troops dying in a roadside kabooming.

The blasts came as Afghan forces take increasing responsibility for the fight against Taliban hard boyz as US-led NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
combat troops prepare to pull out by the end of 2014.

The suicide kaboom came in Kandahar city in the south of the country while the soldiers died in Laghman province in the east.

"Around 5:00 am, a suicide bomber on a cycle of violence detonated his explosives at a police checkpost, leaving three Afghan coppers killed and two others maimed," the provincial governor's front man, Javed Faisal, told AFP.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but similar attacks have been claimed by Taliban Islamists fighting to bring down the US-backed government of 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...
The roadside kaboom hit a pick-up truck carrying Afghan army soldiers, killing five and wounding one in Mehtarlam, the Laghman placid provincial capital, Sarhadi Zwak, the provincial governor's front man, said.

Posted by: Fred 2012-11-09