January 7th, 2011
10:38 AM ET

Suicide attack in public bath kills 17 in Kandahar

A suicide attack in Afghanistan's Kandahar province killed at least 17 people and wounded 23 others on Friday, officials said.

The explosion took place in the southeastern town of Spin Boldak, a hotbed of Taliban militants.

The suicide attacker detonated himself in a public bath where the border police commander was bathing, said the spokesman for the governor of Kandahar province.

Two border police officers and 21 civilians were wounded in the attack.

NATO's International Security Assistance Force, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Kandahar's provincial governor and the United States condemned the attack.

"This callous terrorist act was aimed at men gathered to wash before Friday prayer," the U.S. Embassy in Kabul said.

Elsewhere, three coalition service members died after bombings Friday. Two died in an incident in the east and another was killed in the south. The precise locations and the nationalities of the troops were not available.

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  1. TacomaGirl

    Is there anyway to find out who was killed? I lost contact with my friend the day before the attack.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. Neida Cromwell

    Thanks for providing such information. nvofgfjv

    January 28, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Enetterop

    This enter is very interesting. I find it in google serp. Can you list some more close by it?

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    praca

    January 8, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  4. Emily

    This needs to stop. No one has any deffence against anyone. My friend whom is like a brother died in Afghanastan today. No one has any complaint to work for.

    January 8, 2011 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      I am sorry to hear about your loss Emily, he died for a noble cause, to fight Islamic extremism which will not stop their attacks on the western world, freedom, liberty,democracy and even the Jewish and Christian faiths until we are under their submission. He will not be forgotten and I hope God's grace can help you to go on and remember him for what he was and his personal sacrifice that he made for his country. As God had said there is nothing more than that that you can give and he will be rewarded for it!

      January 8, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        Sorry folks,I never posted the above. It looks like Pfunnie boy's still playing his sickening games. Nobody has a good reason to die in this useless war!

        January 8, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        I posted the above phony boy and I don't like war but sometimes you have to go to war to stop an enemy that is attacking you but I guess you don't care because it is not you personally that is being attacked wussy!

        January 8, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy.....

      Emily I agree. War must end everywhere.

      January 15, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    If we were to go to war with Pakistan and they were to use nuclear weapons there would be no more Pakistan!

    January 7, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Also if Pakistan ever got up the nerve to take on NATO forces in Afghanistan the first city that would be destroyed would be North Waziristan then South Waziristan and if Pakistan's army continued in it's assault in Afghanistan we then would begin an aerial campaign that would make shock and awe look like a war game!

      January 7, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      What with your 8 nuclear warheads that are not even able to fly further than India or Afghanistan? If there were any kind of ballistic missile activity in the skies in the region it would be Pakistan and India that would be obliterated! The United States would have no worries.

      January 7, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      You still could not get them past an 800 mile radius and by they time you got one or two off Pakistan would be demolished by it's neighbor India if not one of our ships if they targeted Afghanistan! It would be suicide if any Islamic state would target an ally of the United States with a nuclear weapon! For that matter any state with the exception of China and Russia which then would end the human race.

      January 8, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      And please answer my questions below. Why are you so hateful of others and their beliefs? Do they offend you in any way? NO, as God has said do not judge others or you will be judged!

      January 8, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. The Wife

    We need to take the gloves off of the ROE and left our boys fight! These ROEs are prohibiting us from preventing these kinds of attacks. But no, the Tailban kills numerous innocent people and we all say "such a shame," but when our boys kill a Tailban they have to worry of being prosecuted for wrongful death in the US. Tell me how that makes sense? This is a War. Let's Fight!

    January 7, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      I agree, but the first thing we aught to do is obliterate North Waziristan in Pakistan were all these Taliban are coming from! If Pakistan has a problem with that so be it. If they won't do the job we will and if they want to start a war with us about it we'll pulverize them and there would be less terrorism in that part of the world!

      January 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      @The Wife. What about those filthy creeps operating those ungodly drones hurling 500lb. bombs on defenseless people on the ground? Think about it before you vomit your war-loving ignorance on this page. There's no glory in butchering people!!!

      January 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        Good posting,Jerry. Thank you.

        January 8, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        The drones target only Taliban and terrorists that regroup in north Waziristan and are doing a great job without putting our men or women in harms way. If you think terrorists should be allowed to cross the boarder freely and continue to kill American and NATO forces without any recourse then you are not a true American!

        January 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    And for sure I would stop judging other people and their way of life.

    January 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Yak-o-boy_Says

    Islam is living like an animal. Now back to 360 degreeing my sheep.

    January 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      And the only animals are the 360 cult you belong to! You have no love like God so how can you call yourselves the spirit of truth? More like the spirit of hate!

      January 7, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      After the three days Jonah preached to the city and the city repented and God relented. As for your way of life with your judgments and punishments I would do as the king told the city, put on sackcloth and fast then learn how to love one another.

      January 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Well you must be ignorant if he preached in the city he must have survived in the belly of the fish for three days as I said!

      January 7, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Jonah died at some time but Jesus was using Jonah as an analogy meaning that the whale was the center of the earth and after His crucifixion He would be like Jonah! I hope your not trying to say Jesus was imperfect.

      January 8, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy.....

      IN THAILAND A ..big Python had swollen a boy and he was still alive after three days. The story of Jonah must be truth.

      January 15, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  9. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Hey phony boy this is the work of the Anti-Christ Islamic extremists that we are trying to eliminate from Afghanistan! We are not there for any profit! Any natural resources would go to prop up Afghanistan's economy! We are there to help Afghanistan to become a modern state that would be allied against Islamic extremism! I guess that you phony boy would rather live under sharia laws where they punish people without mercy for even the minor crimes and also no crime at all, just freedom of religion which is punishable by death!

    January 7, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Where was it written anti-God? Jesus called them Anti-Christ!

      January 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    More useless carnage in Afghanistan and the right-wing thugs in Washington couldn't care less as long as they can someday get their grimy hands on Afghanistan's mineral resources. This needs to stop!

    January 7, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Sanity

      You nailed it,Dan. Thank you.

      January 7, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
      • Sanity

        Dude, stop using my screen name to post, aren't you creative enough to come up with one yourself?

        January 10, 2011 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |