January 6th, 2010
09:15 AM ET

14 terror suspects mistakenly kill themselves

Kabul, Afghanistan  - Fourteen suspected terrorists died Tuesday night when the bus they rigged with explosives blew up prematurely, police said. The explosion occurred as the suspects were riding the bus in the province of Kunduz, said police chief Abdul Raziq Yaqobi.

Yaqobi said the suspects wanted to attack Afghan police or foreign soldiers.

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  1. anthony

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    December 3, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. anthony

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    December 3, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Andrew

    "Suspected terrorist", hmmm I wonder what else they were planing to do with a bus full of explosives, perhaps have a late 4th of July celebration??? Anyways, happy to see that they failed in their objective! If only they had more of these types of accidents, then the war would be over before we knew it!! Hey maybe the U.S. should supply them with faulty bomb making equipment to make sure it goes BOOM at the wrong time and benefit from more of these types of accidents!

    July 5, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeremy Knox

    The unfortunate fact that most Americans have missed is that this is a HOLY WAR. We cannot bribe them and we certainly cannot compete with what they believe is waiting for them in Paradise. "winning hearts and minds"– give me a break. How ignorant and naive can ONE be?

    January 12, 2010 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. Pedro

    Drive on his way to detonate the bus – sees some people at the bus stop – and picks them up – oops forgot to let them know that this is a one way trip.....sorry

    January 12, 2010 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. Viper40

    Damn! Bin Laden missed the bus!

    January 11, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JKJR63

    Hurrah...the CIA finally sold the correct batch of fuses to al caida.

    January 11, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. trav

    you raise a few good points there rob, ultimately the US reaps what it sows

    January 11, 2010 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mark

    Like most of the news and intelligence from the cia and other agencies who is to say all 14 people on the bus were terrorist ? Sounds to me like they are telling us everyone on board was so that we think we have less of a threat....Truth is even if it was 14 terrorist killed there are plenty more to take their place....We as a country fail to see the bigger picture...Even our president is led into sending more and more troops to a dirt poor country in which thru history has shown us not even Russia or Britain could make a difference at...Yet some officials who never leave a room continue to feed us all a bunch of crap they spend billions upon billions on these wars our troops continue to die on a daily basis and for what? What does all of this show the world ? Let me tell you how the world see's us...One of the most powerfull armies in all of history with the most sophistacated weapons and resources cannot defeat these so called cave dwellers what happens when
    China or Russia decides to pick a fight with us ? We have far more enemies than allies and as time goes on we weaken ourselves funding these wars while the real threats build their armies and prepare for whats to come....Common sense is something our government and military has little of...Cnn like so many others fail to report the truth because they are only allowed to tell us what they want us to hear...14 terrorist killed big freaking deal because like I said there will be 14 more on the next bus and it will be our soldiers who die for it....End the wars and cut off the middle east all together !!! oh thats right israel runs our country not us so until we let them fight their own battles we will never leave...so sad so many die for nothing, some say for freedom but in truth no one is free and if you think you are your a bigger dreamer than these who think all of this will ever make a difference....

    January 11, 2010 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  10. Rob2tall

    Many of the IEds and explosives they utilize were manufactured in the USA.
    We have sold tons of high explosives to these countries for mining purposes over the last 40 years.During the Soviet occupation-we directly supplied C4 and other HE artillery rounds to the Mujahadeen and Usama bin Laden -far more than they utilized-now they are just using up old supplies to blast us to bits.
    The USA has a shaky at best foreign policy to help under developed countries develop mining industries and other things that help both us-and them.
    Like oil facilities...many of these operation involve explosives..
    Perhaps some day a little light bulb will illuminate in the White House and the Prez will say no more exports of TNT to third world countries that may in the future pose a threat to America.
    But alas they have many other sources to buy these from also.we shall never know where the TNT came from..
    Better that missfits kill themselves then us!

    January 10, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Vlad Tepes

    God works in mysterious ways. Funny thing is God didn't need suicide bombers in the beginning the Lord can handle the sentencing he's the creator. Not some Mullah, Cleric, Pastor, Father, false god. In any case if you don't believe in much more than natural selection then you must be a true supporter of all wars because they mold history and the present just crack a book and see for yourself or talk to a history major.

    January 9, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jim

    Show me one case in histroy where anyone won a war by blowing themselves up. Suicide missions in the end only decimate the perpetrators in the long run. It is stange to me that if suicide is such a noble thing for the jihadists to do, why don't see more of these so-called leaders, like Osama Bin Laden doing it. What fools these bomber must be!

    January 9, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |

    Hoorah to those like Thomas Pollack who speak clearly and in unbiased tones. We could all use alot of reading and education in this matter and yes, it will make a difference!

    January 9, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mr. X

    Instead of bombs.. lets try dropping loads of food and vitamins on them.. same time save money. The defiance is certianly a deficiency issue... The entire notion of this war is based on putting away the bad guy... That is not just foreign policy. its universal

    January 9, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Connie Williams

    Eventually the terrorist will blow all of themselves up and the war on terror will be over.

    That-a-way-to-go terrorist, thanks for saving tax payers from having to do this for you.

    January 9, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Joshua

    Please people wake up as much as the american public wants us to get out of Afghanistan it want help these extremist will still try to kill us this war will not end untill the extremist destroy our way of life. please watch Obsession Radical Islam War against the West before u make an opinion

    January 9, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Dan Oregon

    Investigate this Karzi not often CNN makes my day

    January 9, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |

    What to say ...

    If they have had believe the real Allah they could have been still alive today.

    January 9, 2010 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  19. Worldfan

    I hope that same thing happens to rest of them (bomb blowing up under their backsides). Cheers 14 less to worry about

    January 9, 2010 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  20. cyrusvanhelsing

    As the world can see we are dealing with fanatics,these people live in poverty,and have nothing to loose,they think that if they give their lives for the cause,they will be rewarded in heaven,what a joke that is,these people who cannot read or write,or can even understand their religion are being brainwashed believing that their is a better life waiting for them,this reminds me of the entrance to the German Concentration camps the only way they you will be free is to lay down your arms and talk peace,you cannot win this war,because of the combined might of the world powers,U.S, Canada, England,France, to name a few,their is away to end this war the same tactics used in the second world war,24 hour bombing raids,yes civilians will be killed but this is war, people are gettig killed every day and you cry babies out their had better take a long deep breath before you shoot your mouths off have you forgotten how many American soldiers,Canadian soldiers,British soldiers are being killed every day,plus specialized workers,if the infidel want to fight in the mountains then the only sure way remove them is to use Napalm and that will end the war fast.

    January 8, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  21. antonio

    Iraq is better now? Iraq under US occupation is worst than in Saddam's times.
    Afghanistan is better now? Afghanistan under US occupation is worst than in Taliban's times.
    And now the freaking government wants more war in Pakistan, Yemen, Iran, Somalia? Poor countries, the hell awaits their peoples.

    If the US wants to bring democracy and freedom to the world, then invade China, or Saudi Arabia, or Egypt, or Russia... Oops, shhhhh! They're supposed to be our allies.

    BTW, in 1945 US didn't win much besides giving 2/3 of Europe to Stalin and his henchmen.

    January 8, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Richard

    great job by the cia. more such actions, than they cant blame us for it. Love it. Job well done.

    January 8, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  23. pete

    James Treadle – "most of them are poor, illiterate, homeless and worse, without hope."... no actually that is a popular misconception. The majority of them are the exact opposite, but to find that out, you have to look at statistics, and not listen to mindless drivel.

    there is no need to feel sorry for any of them. they are the scum of the earth, and there are no virgins waiting for them.

    this is the feelgood story of the day. Also I love Jasper, the dutchman that choked out that piece of garbage on the plane to Detroit. Good for you Jasper.

    lets hope logic and good will can rule the day and not moronic hard-liners on either side of the fence.


    January 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Peachy

    And Kelli...please keep spreading your word. It's not biased, yet realistic! America needs to hear these truths....maybe our government isn't perfect, but I'll be damned if I'm going to try my luck at freedom anywhere else in the world.

    January 8, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Peachy

    Hilarious actually...oh the irony. I'm a very kind person, but have no tolerance for ignorance. What is it giong to take?

    January 8, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Raoul

    to mattyjmc,
    Thank you for figuring out what probably happened. Wake up people- it's called disinformation. Why in the world would 14 suicide bombers all load up on the same bus? Stop blindly believing whatever our leaders and media outlets report. Stop blindly dismissing any non-mainstream media report that might ask you to leave your comfort zone.THINK FOR YOURSELVES!

    January 8, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Mist

    I am sad to say that I agree with the comment by Thomas Pollock...I cannot help but wonder if the very real purpose of 9/11 was to ensure an engagement in a war involving the free world .....A war that cannot be won in an effort to erode and undermind the entire way of life throughout North America, Europe and the free world.....A war that may lead to economic ruin, and the social destruction of the entire way of life in the democratic countries....with an intended destruction of the reputation of all engaged countries...

    It seems to me that in the past Hitler created and used crisis situations in order to engage in war activities...

    A comment on being blessed with 72 virgins....how very boring!!!!!

    January 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Frank Jenson

    Cats and dogs don't generally live together peaceably but they can be taught to. God only knows, people aren't 1/2 as smart as other animals but since we only have one world to live on, you would think we could figure out a way to live together.

    January 8, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  29. wild thing

    Since we helped create this group of religious fundamentalist freedom fighters just remember we once in a while get exploded by the human bombs we helped create to lure the Soviet Union to their own Vietnamization experience. It is a shame that our cold war logic is still haunting us but it is also haunting Afghanistan and some other places too. We also have a problem with ideologically driven acceptacne of colalteral damage of all kinds. This is a battle that never ends following the logic we believe is necessary of offensive action in someone elses country to defend ourselves. if that's what it is. If it is to dominate a country and force them to do what we cwant then we have to occupy it forever and accept our wounds as they arise.

    January 8, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Thomas Mullins

    Heartning to hear the fanatics blew themselves up so that they couldn't kill innocent people. If I believe the news I read, they will be easily replaced. Our politicians have gotten us into a mess, perhaps with the best of intentions. It's about time they got us out of it too. Either by (1) recognizing that we are in a war or (2) proclaiming we are not in a war and are only being threatened by zealots and terrorist that we deal with on a situational basis. In my opinion option (2) isn't really an option. That leaves option (1), and again it's only my opinion, but if you go into a war, you into it to win. War, as defined by "The Free Dictionary" is "A concerted effort or campaign to combat or put an end to something considered injurious". I agree with that definition. We need to put and end to the terrorist.

    January 8, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  31. John Collins

    War is not only an instrument of politicians, religious fanatics, and whoever else is able to convince you to get yourself killed for whatever reason it is also our best defense against those who have been convinced that they need to kill us, or enslave us, or whatever.
    The policticians wouldn't let us go past the 38th parallel in Korea,
    or the 17th parallel in Viet Nam. They tie the hands of our military while at the same time giving them the task of protecting us. Enough is enough. If our young troops have to die for us to be free, the least our government can do is support them. So I say, the war on terror is global. You can't let the terrorist attack at will and have santuaries around the world. Fght fire with fire. We're being bled to death. Forget the "criminal trials" and all that other BS. I say lets wipe out the threat. Let it be known, attack the US at your peril. Forget the UN, who willingly takes our money but refuses to back us when we need it. Fight with friends, we still have a few, and forget the countries that hates us anyway. You could probably sum all that up by saying we need a strong leader.

    January 8, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Mr. Common Sense

    I walk up to a blown up bus and determine there must have been 14 terrorists on the bus. Who could do that?

    January 8, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Grateful Citizen

    I don't know who you are "Posted by: Kelli" but I thank you for your willing sacrifice for this Nation and your unashamed defense of it.
    You're a true hero Kelli!

    January 8, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  34. M. Lee

    If you are putting explosives on a bus, you're not a "suspected" terrorist – you ARE a terrorist!

    January 8, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  35. James Treadle

    We shouldn't necessarily hate the young people who have been indoctrinated by evil Iman's. Most of them are poor, illiterate, homeless and worse, without hope. Their one and only hope is Martydom. That's very sad.

    Military & political wafare will not defeat them. We must lay the building blocks of trust and education if we ever hope to stop their jihad.

    January 8, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  36. TMAN

    Best news i've heard this week. Felix, please get help with spelling.

    January 8, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  37. Jar-head 1972-1989

    Folks I served this great nation of ours in so many countries,and the overwhelming impression I got is friend or foe you would be stunned by how hated we as Americans are! All over the world!. Why?. Call it envy, distrust, hunger, fear, disgust1. put yourself in their place you will eat tomorrow and god willing pickup your kids at school without fear of one of them dying because he/she did'nt have enough to eat!. I don"t have the answers, do you?. Don't get me wrong I would not think twice about emptying the clip on these ( freedom fighters)!. But if we ignore the children we just create more "(freedom fighters) for the dirty old bastards that call themselves Immans!. If there are 72 Virgins waiting in heaven believe me they would be the first in line, So their lies stand exposed for all the World to see!.hate those responsible and rid the world of them, but spare the innocent!. Just my 2 cents worth!. And please folks use your spell check please!. Makes it easier to get your point across..

    January 8, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  38. G

    Thomas Pollack . I agree with you 100% . The fact that that bus blew up and did no harm to allied forces helps us in winning the fight .

    January 8, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  39. KGB1234

    Well thank God for that! I wish all the terrorists would get on 1 bus together and blow it up. That way all our troops will come home safe and my boyfriend who's a medic will no longer be needed. Wouldnt that be a wonderful day!

    January 8, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  40. Kelli

    A lot of peope who posted comments on here really do not know what they are talking about. The vast majority of soldiers do not even want to be in Iraq and Afghanistan. I sure didn't want to waste a year of my life there but I did. Iraq still has a lot of issues but we did help. Should we have left Saddam in power? He attacked his own people on numerous occasions, literally fed his victims to the fish. Does anyone remember how he attacked the Kurds? All this BS about the Government and military lying, is very offensive. There are people fighting for you all to have the right to complain about what you don't understand. As someone named Amanda stated The American Military and Government are the true enemies...are you freakin serious? And who do you think fought so your misguided ignorant ass could have the right to vote or even drive? It wasn't the politicians. It was people giving their lives to make the world a better place for their children.

    If wars were not fought we never would have gained our independence from England, slavery never would have been abolished. If we didn't fight back against tyrants we would all be speaking German right now, and Jews, homosexuals, and everyone not of pure white blooded descent would have been killed off by now.

    All of you complaining America is so evil should go elsewhere, get a better view of the world. Go somewhere you can be executed for making these same complaints. Go to Germany where the police have the right to beat you even if you aren't resisting. Ireland just passed a law making it illegal and a hefty fine to badmouth any religion at all. Iran and several other Middle Eastern countries still use stoning as a method of execution. Darfur has genocide. Right on the Vatican's doorstep are homeless people. Female genital mutilation, I could go on all day. We are very fortunate to be in America.

    Those "suspected" terrorists that killed themselves were "suspected" because they had not been tried in a court of law. If anyone can think of a way to try a suicide bomber in court then by all means I'd love to hear it. The fact is these guys are killing our people. Regardless of if you support the reasons we went to the Middle East or not, people are losing their sons, daughters, husbands, fathers and friends. Try to remember that.

    January 8, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  41. Sarah

    There are a lot of posts to this article that refer perjoratively to people who are uneducated or illiterate. Many of the posts are themselves atrociously worded, using poor grammar, by people who complain of illiteracy in others!! (Felix for example).
    Take the time to learn and write English correctly before imposing your opinions on others?
    There are many people in the world who are poor or uneducated who do not become terrorists. There are many who are educated and wealthy who do.......

    January 8, 2010 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  42. mukhtar

    i think this is bad , we want these terrible people to go by any means

    January 8, 2010 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
  43. antonio

    No Pashtun nor Iraqi was in the four flights hijacked in September 2001, so I don't know against whom is the US taking revenge in those places. And don't give me that crap of "defending freedom" because US allies in both countries are all a bunch of torturers, drug-dealers, rapists, mass-murderers and pedophiles, that don't give a damn about freedom and never will.

    So, when the Afghan or Iraqi "police" gives information to the media, I take it as 1% truth and 99% crap.

    January 8, 2010 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  44. Amanda

    Yeah, I doubt it was accidental. If any of you that post racial comments, as many of you do, you'd realize that the American Government, Military, Secret Service and CIA are the real, true enemies. But none of you can see past your own ignorance, and therefore, all you do is hate. I doubt they were terrorists at all. If anything, they were probably a regular human speaking truth and got killed for it by the Secret Service and/or CIA. Wake the heck up and grow up while you're at it. Oh, and by the way, I am White and American. Take your digs in on me, but it will change nothing in your stupidity and hate-mongering, war-mongering love, greed and unintelligence!

    January 7, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Johnnie99

    Remind me again why it is so important that the US is interfering in Afghanistan? Is there oil there or something?

    January 7, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
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