July 30th, 2010
08:07 AM ET

Insurgents kill 13 civilians

Insurgents wielding guns and bombs killed 13 civilians and wounded four others in Afghanistan, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said Friday.

The incidents occurred Thursday in the eastern and southern parts of the country.

In Ghazni province, insurgents using small arms fatally shot six civilians building and repairing roads. Three others were killed and one was wounded when a bomb struck their vehicle.

In Paktiya province, one died and another was wounded by an improvised explosive device.

In Kandahar province, a roadside bomb killed three people and wounded two others.

"You know, they [insurgents] take no holds barred against killing innocent women, children, Afghans every single day. They're in cahoots with Mullah Omar and the Taliban, have gone out recently and publicly said attack civilians, women and children," said Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, commanding general for Regional Command-East.

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  1. Yoda

    That made no sense at all what are you smoking?

    July 31, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Smith in Oregon

    Ok, 13 Afghanistan civilians were murdered by Pakistan's Taliban fighters equiped with weapons purchased by American taxpayer funding to Pakistan this past Thursday. How many Afghanistan civilians were murdered by American and NATO soldiers this past Thursday? Certainly more than NONE, making this story nothing but crass propaganda by not telling the readers how many Afghanistan civilians died this past Thursday as a result of American and NATO troops.

    July 30, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      So it's Pakistan that is at fault thanks for the heads up. I always thought they were the seat of world terrorism and now it all makes sense.

      July 31, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • Yoda

        Its not all of the pakistanis fault mostly it is with their secret service (the one everyone knows about)

        July 31, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. George Patton

    Please USMC forever,do cut the Tea Party lingo.It makes you look like an ignorant Tea Partier and they're a national disgrace.

    July 30, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      You can say that again,George.How I hate that Tea Party lingo!!!

      July 30, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      But i love the tea party tango.

      July 31, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. USAF

    Im sorry where did it say we paid them to fix THEIR roads? And the right to defend yourself doesn't include an order to kill innocent women and children.

    July 30, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Navy Seal

    True. All Islamic countries like to linger around in their centuries old patriarch society and slavery.

    July 30, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      You are protecting most king Abdullah of Arabia, this is the reason you had 9/11

      July 30, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jerry

    Did you forget what happened in Baghdad on Feb.13,1991 when two American pilots bombed and killed upward of 414 civilians in a bomb shelter? I didn't and I'll neverforget the sight of that Iraqi man wailing the loss of his entire family the next day.If that was not a crime against humanity,what is????????

    July 30, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      You sure nailed it,Jerry! I couldn't have said it better myself.

      July 30, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |