August 11th, 2010
10:22 AM ET

Roadside bomb kills 3 civilians

Three Afghan civilians were killed and two more wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Waghaz district of Ghazni province in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan said.

Another Afghan civilian was injured in a separate roadside blast Monday in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province in the south.

"Insurgents continue to take innocent lives by planting these deadly IEDs on roadways traveled by ordinary civilians," said U.S. Air Force Col. James Dawkins, director of the the force's Joint Command Combined Joint Operations Center.

According to a recent UN report, insurgents were responsible for the deaths and injuries of more than 2,470 civilians in the first six months of 2010, the force said.

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  1. Right-Wing Thug

    What we need to do is elect a new President who'll just say no to the MIC(military-industrial-complex) and put a stop to this obnoxious war once and for all.Will that day ever come?????

    August 11, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Right-Wing Thug

      The fact that you're using the ID "Right-Wing Thug" while railing AGAINST the alleged right-wing thug would seem to indicate that you're a spambot.

      Are you a spambot?

      August 11, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

        Could be. Or maybe just a spam head.

        August 14, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gary Johndro

    This is not good.Those NATO forces will show them what's what!

    August 11, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Do you really believe that,Johndro,do you???

      August 11, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
      • Right-Wing Thug

        No, because you and he are the same pathetic troll.

        August 11, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |