August 6th, 2010
09:22 AM ET

12 Afghan civilians killed in bombings

Bombs killed 12 Afghan construction workers in two separate incidents in the eastern part of the country, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said on Friday. 

The bombs Thursday were "insurgent-planted improvised explosive devices," the international force said.

Nine of the workers were killed in the Bar Kunar district of Kunar province. Three others were killed and two more wounded in the Qarabaugh district of Ghazni province.

"The Taliban continue to show blatant disregard for innocent civilian life, despite guidance issued by Mullah Omar to avoid civilian casualties," said Maj. Patrick Seiber, spokesman for Regional Command East.

"It appears that Mullah Omar has lost command and control of the Taliban, and they are operating independently of his authority."

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  1. The Real USMC Forever

    This is what happens when you don't wear your safety glasses!!!!!

    August 9, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RAND MAJESTIC

    TALIBAN OUTSIDE U.S.-JUST A MEANS TO FUNEL POLITICAL AGENDAS AND MONIES-–WITHIN THE U.S.; A REAL SECURITY BREECH. START RECRUITING THOSE SPECIALIZED HOME OPERATIVES YOU KNOW YOU MUST HAVE IN THE INTELLIGENCE NETWORKS, AND STOP THIS WASTED TALK OF "OVER THERE"-THERE IS NO EARTHLY CONCEPT OF LEGITIMACY OF CONTROLLING ANYTHING HALF A WORLD AWAY-IT IS LUDICROUS–AS IN-LOOK AT VIETNAM TODAY. CASE CLOSED!

    August 8, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • RAND MAJESTIC

      I CAN LISTEN TO DIATRIBES FROM PUNDITS THAT TRY TO IMPLEMENT SOME POLICY AT THE COST OF YOUNG, VIABLE LIVES-AND ALL I SEE IN RETURN ARE ROWS OF CROSSES ON A HILLSIDE-NEITHER LIFE NOR POLICY HAS BEEN PRESERVED.

      August 8, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • RAND MAJESTIC

        MINDLESS PRATTLE ABOUT ENDLESS WAR-GO SHOOT TARGETS OR HUNT ANIMALS FOR FOOD–WAR IS NOT SPORT, NOR IS IT SOUND POLICY, NOR CAN YOU WRING YOUR HANDS AND PLEAD WITH GOD TO SANCTIFY THIS ACTIVITY-IT IS GODLESS, AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN SO.

        August 8, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

      I thought you said case closed or should i have said CASE CLOSED you obnoxious self opinionated idiot.

      August 9, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Daniel-2

    I just wish that all these right-wing idiots would quit vomitting their ignorance on this site and just shut up for a change!

    August 7, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

      If you are going to 'take someone to task' about their ignorance try to get it right. Vomiting has only one 't'

      August 8, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Thank you Bubba,for the tip.Now wise up and forget all that right-wing mumbo-jumbo.

        August 8, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

        And lose the extraneous punctuation while you are about it.

        August 9, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Not born last night

    @ Zabihullah Mujahid: Are you as stupid as you sound?

    “They were lost. ....they tried to escape and were killed,” said Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban.....“They carried Bibles into Dari, maps, GPRS systems. They used to map the positions of the fighters’ Taliban, said the spokesman.

    Let's examine this statement.
    They had GPS systems and were lost? Not likely. They tried to escape? Possibly, when they knew you were going to shoot defenseless humanitarians. Could they have simply used the GPS systems to find their destination? First you claim they are lost then you claim they have the skill to use their GPS to report Taliban fighter positions. What, in between administering medical aid to the people?
    LIES MURDEROUS LIES

    August 7, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. America

    Tell Bloomberg and the other imbeciles to start drinking water and lay off the Kool-Aid. Here's an up-to-the-minute story of the peace, love & compassion these people show. Doctors, saving lives, murdered (er welcomed) by those with a different ideology.
    The Taliban has claimed that it has killed eight foreigners and their two Afghan interpreters for spreading Christianity.
    “These people were preaching Christianity and we punished them,” a Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid was quoted as saying.

    Perhaps we should add prayer stones for them in the new mosque that Bloomberg and others think is a great thing to do at the 9/11 site in NY.

    August 7, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. salerno

    There is some disturbing noice in these comments in order to avoid a serious discussion. The reality is that the Taliban are not Al Qaida and could not consign Bin Laden to US. US military are fighting a senseless war while the ones who are planning some attempts are hidding in every country. The Al Qaida leaders are protected by Al Qaeda members with better weapons than the Taliban. USA is multipling the enemy and the terrorists to help the war industries spending the money of US tax payers.

    August 7, 2010 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
  7. Onesmallvoice

    Gee,Evan.You must either be a C.I.A.agent or a right-wing,foul-mouth,anti-intellectual,dirty minded,war loving Tea Partier.

    August 7, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Evan Mark

      You're an idiot. I'm on the left. the THINKING left.

      August 7, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Evan Mark

      You're an idiot. I'm on the left... The THINKING left.

      August 7, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      Are you really,Evan?Trying to stir up the right-wing lynch mob mentality among the American people hardly would be done by anybody on the left!

      August 7, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Theo

    Have to say, when he's right...He's right!

    August 7, 2010 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. Theo

    Keep it up...love it!!!

    August 7, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  10. Theo

    Were was I this is great – son of cow dung – Love it Love it...Please call Fox Reality Channel re. reality show idea Love it keep up the good work!

    August 7, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  11. Theo

    Yes Sir!

    August 6, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Bledsoe

    Come on,Evan.Will you stop posting this photo here?Taking advantage of someone's misery,have you absolutely no decency left in you?Can't you use any other means to promote your warped right-wing views here,or are you just a Tea Partier with no moral values?How disgusting!

    August 6, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      You can't face the truth can you.

      August 7, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

        Face the truth he/she can't even type it.

        August 7, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        No,whoever you are,It hurts very much to see this country being dumbed down by the right-wing thugs in Washington.That does make the truth hard to face but I try.

        August 7, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

        You seem to be the one dumbing the country down with your tedious rants about the "right wing"

        August 8, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Travis

    How much longer is this crap going to go on?Why don't we just give this stupid war up as a bad job?I say just let the Russians rebuild their country!

    August 6, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Nice try Daniel-2 but you are fooling nobody.

      August 6, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • Travis

        Where do you come off calling me Daniel?My name is Travis and I'll post for myself whether you like it or not!

        August 6, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Hey you,will you stop using my ID to express your right-wing opinion?How about blogging under your own name for a change?This gets very old!!!

        August 7, 2010 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
      • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

        Yabba-Dabba-Doo. We all see through you!

        August 7, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |