September 13th, 2010
11:08 AM ET

2 dead, 10 injured in Afghanistan violence

Ten family members were injured in a rocket attack in eastern Nangarhar province, a spokesman for the governor of the province said. In a separate attack, two people were killed in a western province.

The relatives included five women, four children and an elderly man, Ahamad Zia Abdul Zai, the spokesman, said.

He said three rockets hit east of Jalalabad city from an unknown origin on Sunday night. One rocket did not detonate, a second hit land but did not cause any casualties, and a third hit a civilian residential house, the spokesman said.

Separately, an improvised explosive device detonated in western Helmand province Sunday morning, killing a policeman and a civilian. Another policeman and another civilian were injured, said Daud Ahamadi, spokesman for the governor of Helmand province.

Ahamadi said the IED was placed in a motorbike and detonated in the center of the Sangin district of the province.

soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Dennis

    Onesmallvoice should be called...One small mind.

    September 15, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. George

    Since killing people with IEDs or other means is a commonplace way of life in Afghanistan, I don't see how this article made it to CNN. It must have been a very slow news day.

    September 15, 2010 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jack Meoff

    The belief in "god" seems to be ubiquitous through the ages.

    We know, for example, that the ancient Egyptians believed in their gods so fervently that they built massive structures like the Great Pyramid - still today one of the largest and most enduring human constructions ever created. Despite that fervor, however, we know with complete certainty today that the Egyptian gods were imaginary. We don't build pyramids anymore and we do not mummify our leaders.

    More recently we know that tens of millions of Romans worshiped Jupiter and his friends, and to them they built magnificent temples. The ruins of these temples are popular tourist attractions even today. Yet we know with complete certainty that these gods were imaginary because no one worships Zeus any more.

    Much more recently, we know that the Aztec civilization believed in their gods so intensely that they constructed huge temples and pyramids. In addition, Aztecs were so zealous that they were sacrificing hundreds of human beings to their gods as recently as the 16th century. Despite the intensity, however, we know today that these gods were completely imaginary. The Aztecs were insane to be murdering people for their gods. Killing a person has no effect on rainfall or anything else. We all know that. If the Aztec gods were real, we would still be offering sacrifices to them.

    Today's "God" is just as imaginary as were these historical gods. The fact that millions of people worship a god is meaningless.

    September 14, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • heretical

      Jack,

      Okay, so you say that if you never see hide nor hair of something, that automatically means it never existed.
      Therefore, in your befuddled logic, since no one has actually SEEN air, air does not exist either.

      No offense, but I think you need to re-check the rationale being used here, Jack.

      September 15, 2010 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
  4. jim USA

    y do muslims smell so bad?

    September 14, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. General Dr Bad

    not MY war. not MY country.not MY troops. not MY women. not MY Problem.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • canada eh

      Sounds like its none of your business either.

      September 14, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TueDat

    360 370, whatever it takes

    September 13, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      HAHAHAHA!!!!
      "Mr. Mom". I love it!

      September 14, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cieje Valentine

    Islam is not a religion. It is a totalitarian political ideaology.

    September 13, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      So is the Tea Party Movement with it's ideology of hate and love of bloodshed.

      September 13, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Honest Cieje Valentine,I didn't post the nonsense above.This bozo keeps on trying to make me as stupid as he is.Just ignore him.

        September 13, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. vast Americans

    You don't know vast Americans, you know the fringe. Afghans dancing in the streets like hindu (filthy) Pharoahnic is what vast Americans see though

    September 13, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      Are you trying to be funny?The vast majority of Americans do hate the Muslims and make no mistake about it.Their support for this obscene war proves precisely that!!!

      September 13, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        The only obscenity are cowards like yourself. This war isn't against muslims but against terrorists. If you can't stand behind our troops, I DARE you to stand in front of them!

        September 13, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Honest Onesmallvoice,I didn't post the nonsense above.This bozo keeps on trying to make me as stupid as he is.Just ignore him.

        September 13, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • Onesmallvoice

        Liar. I don't believe you.

        September 13, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Onesmallvoice

    The Rev.Terry Jones just expressed what the vast the most Americans think and the Afghans seem to know it.

    September 13, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spiritual

      Pastor Terry Jones is, I hate to say, misguided. If he were a true man of God, he would be praying for peace instead of calling for war.

      September 13, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      What has this to do with "The Rev.Terry Jones" You have copied and pasted on the wrong blog...

      September 13, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • HowYouIs

      Is there a war going on there or something?

      September 14, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |