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. Me

    Good points, I think I will definitely subscribe! I'll go and read some more! What do you see the future of this being?

    January 7, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Thomas Pollock

    I'm sure everybody in this country would like to get out of Irag and Afghanistan and just let those people live any way they like. However, freedom is not free and never has been. Thosands of very good people have given up their lives throughout the ages and their familes and loved ones suffered so that you and I could speak our mind and pretty much do as we please in our country (civil restraints in the name of safety and decency notwithstanding). However, do not forget that this country was attacked (an act of war really) by these savages. These people only understand violence on a level civilized people cannot understand. It has been this way for centuries. We will not defeat this menace until we can bring ourselves to be as ruthless as they are. Whether the American people have the will to stoop this low remains to be seen. Another major terrosit attack in this country that dwarfs 911 may be what it takes to spur the American people into action. In the meantime, it's 14 less for us to worry about. I personally have no sympathy for them.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Donkeu Punch

    What does the big army call the little army? Terrorists.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Michigan Dave

    Antonio, it seems to me your the one lacking intelligence when you blindly follow the anti-war rhetoric without objectively looking at the facts. Open your eyes. The world is not as rosy as you believe it to be.

    January 7, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. antonio

    Only someone dumber than the guy that – after being attacked by a bunch of saudis led by an egyptian – invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, could believe that crap about 14 "taliban" in a bus killing themselves.

    No wonder millions in the US are more worried about "American Idol" than employment is going east to never return and the debt with China is growing more and more, while gazillions are going to the "war on terror", the most dumber & imposible concept ever enunciated, after the "war on drugs".

    January 7, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Michigan Dave

    Frank, chances are they all were fanatics. In an operation with a vehicle of this size you are going to need some sort of diversionary tactic or an advance push by a separate force to allow the vehicle to get close enough to blow up the intended object. Use of a large vehicle indicates the target being large. A large target will have security. You need to get past that security to hit the target. Normally the advance force will travel in a separate vehicle because there just isn't room in the vehicle with the explosives. In this case there was no need for a second vehicle. Everyone fit in to the bus. Whatever they planned on hitting you can rest assured that it was a large or important target with a vehicle and force of that size. We got lucky this time. If that bus hadn't prematurely detonated, rest assured you would be reading about something big happening on the front page.

    January 7, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Buzz Mann

    Rich....The so called moron in the White House probably has more education an integrity in his little finger than most.He is dealing with problems and actions left to him by the previous establishment in Washington.So if you want to spout that crap make sure some of it splaters on Bush too.

    January 7, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. studabakahawk

    lets hope that they use the same handeling and priming techniques should they ever get weapons of Mass Destruction.

    January 7, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. tomj

    gee, Im so sorry. just the other day we had a busload of methodists drive by
    and accidntly off themselves in front of the catholic church. took out some babtists, russian orthodox and some jewish kids also, but you know... sh** happens... just collateral dammage, happens every day around here. like the ... do you hear how stupid this sounds...

    January 7, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ZAP

    Let us start putting pig fat on the bullets and let the terriost know we are doing this. It scared the sh&t out of the muslims when the Brits did this ages ago.

    For those of you who do not know, pigs are a dirth unclean animal that you can not touch let alone eat in their culture. It will make your soul unpure. HAHAHAHAH

    January 7, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. frank

    Doesn't it interest any of you yahoos that there were 14 of them on the bus? Why would they do that? Doesn't it seem much more likely that there was a bomb on the bus for whatever reason & it went off killing 14 people some of whom may have intended to kill people with that bomb?

    Its the instant jizz spewing reaction that all 14 had it coming – as if the government knew even who the 14 were let alone their actual intent – that drives me nuts.

    How many times have we killed the #2 guy? a dozen or so? google 30 killed some time & see how many times a strike has killed exactly 30 people. It is beyond coincidental. The Pentagon LIES. Sometimes because it is simple, sometimes because they like that sound of the story & sometimes (google Pat Tillman) because the truth isn't pretty.

    Put you peckers back in your pants for a bit, relax & allow your brain to function. IF any bombers died in this thats a good thing but it does not change the situation one little bit. If innocent people died then shame on the people pimping this story & shame on you who can't wait to rub one out because you think they all deserved it.

    January 7, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Bootneck

    14 down .....just gotta love that training they get.

    January 7, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  13. villagesmitty

    Guess they failed to keep the bus going over 50 mph!

    January 7, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |

    After all that training?!

    January 7, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Tigerfanatic

    Instant Karma! The only sad thing about this story is the that bus wasn't FULL of terrrorist.

    January 7, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Rick

    14 down, 1 billion to go! Winning the war on terror one jihadi at a time.

    January 7, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  17. bullsballs

    Has everyone forgotten that this is a HOLY WAR?
    Every islam is called to kill non-islams...
    They even distroy 3000 year old antiquities as they are non-islamic!
    They are every where and they can attack anyone at any time...
    Sure, they have failures, but it only takes one succesful attack to kill hundres or thousands!
    Time to wipe out meca as in swordfish...

    January 7, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  18. We need more terrorist

    We need more terrorist like the above, on buses with no empty seats!

    January 7, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Rich

    Too bad, we could have caught them after they blew up the bus and killed innocent people, brought them to America read them their rights and tried them in an American court had a fancy lawyer defend them get them off on a technicality and release them to do it all over again... Anyone else fed up with our new Moron in the White House and his band of merry men and women running things... WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!!!

    January 7, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  20. Don

    Live by the boom, die by the boom.
    Natural Selection at work.
    No virgins for you!

    January 7, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  21. anonymous

    14 less jerks who attack innocent people

    January 7, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  22. wes

    erm, shouldn't religious minds take this as a "sign from god"?

    January 7, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  23. whitey

    Hey–just think-if they had been captured prior to their self executions they could have been read their Miranda rights and brought to NYC for trial under the laws of our wonderful judicial system–with that fool Holder supervising the entire fiasco !!

    January 7, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  24. Jameel

    So was it really 14 bomb-dudes, or just one terrorist and 13 unlucky fellow passengers?

    The presence of Coalition forces in Afghanistan is the sole reason these freaks are acting this way. Afghans are very touchy about ANY foreigners being in their country, especially white Christians.

    January 7, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  25. ajit

    what if there was one bomber riding with other passengers, who blew up by accident, or not. The rest being conjecture. Plausible?

    January 7, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  26. Janet

    This reminds me of Bill Ayres group blowing themselves up by accident while trying to kill soldiers and civilians at a dance on a NJ army base. deja vu

    January 7, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  27. John A

    24 @Manyas "btw, im a christian." Yyyeaaah, we all kinda figured that out on our own. Truly, you do your faith no favors.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  28. Stanton

    These fanatics are going to blow people up whether the coalition forces are in Afganistan or not. The objective of the coalition should be to root out those terrorists who take their fanatical ways outside the borders of that country in an effort to undermine democracy and stability in other countries. Let the Afgans deal with their internal political and idological issues with their own people.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  29. hutch

    who says all they report is bad news..

    January 7, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  30. NewOrleansBrotha

    This is excellent. Yessss!!!!! If it only happened this way all the time.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  31. SethT

    I wonder if thier supervisor(s) will get reprimanded for this.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  32. Killah

    Looks good on them...wish it would happen more. These extremist need to understand that they are not martyrs but COWARDS...and that they are going to hell for all that they do.Thats where these Allah hippocrites belong.

    January 7, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  33. SomeCallMeDave

    ha, self pwn!

    January 7, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  34. DODO

    Good Start!

    January 7, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  35. Rooster

    mattyjmc, you must be related to manass

    January 7, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  36. i12believe

    You should read before you speak. Dumb Dumb said Osama not Obama. You should keep your hate to yourself! Just a suggestion to keep you from looking stupid. oops, too late!

    January 7, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  37. saganhill

    Come on CNN, these are terrorist and this is a war of religion. No one has the guts to say what it is. Why?

    Its not a war of idealogy, its a war based on religion–muslims against the infidels and we are the later.

    Why do you not say what it really is?

    January 7, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  38. Lyle

    Every time this people blow one of themselves up its one vote closer for womens rights.
    It also will safe one more child from being trained as a terrorist.

    January 7, 2010 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  39. Stephen Doyle

    I truly hope there were NO EMPTY SEATS on that bus!!!!!!!

    January 7, 2010 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  40. STWAL

    Outstanding!......too bad the wiring knowledge of these losers won't be passed on!

    January 7, 2010 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  41. Gnome

    Guess they all failed their final exam, huh? Pretty tough testing standards in that school!

    January 7, 2010 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  42. Aquarian25

    Karma: sometimes it blows you away.............

    January 7, 2010 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  43. Nathanael [desert voice]

    God help their souls! We Christians are commanded to love others as ourselves. This means that when we are dead and in hell, our only hope are other Christians praying for us! This is why I have prayed for these Moslems. All Moslems should take message that Christianity is a beautiful religion for them, not enemy religion!

    January 7, 2010 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  44. Falco

    "But I trained you so well..."

    January 7, 2010 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
  45. Brad in Malaga

    Manyas (and all who agree we should get out of Afghanistan)

    When the body has cancer, the surgeon cuts it out. It's the same here. If we don't "cut out" this Taliban cancer it will spread all over the world. Did 9/11 teach you nothing?

    January 7, 2010 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
  46. Curtis

    Best news I've heard all week!!! Hopefully they keep up the good work so to lighten the workload for coalition forces! Thanks to the terrorists for streamlining our efforts. Great job!

    January 7, 2010 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
  47. 19delta


    January 7, 2010 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
  48. Neebo

    instant Karma

    January 7, 2010 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  49. KayJ

    Hooray! If only this happened more frequently, where their own instruments of destruction kill them and not others, if only....

    January 7, 2010 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  50. rahima

    Allah does not like evil, & prophet muhammad did not teach evil they planned but Allah is the best of planners.

    January 7, 2010 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  51. antonio

    What happened to freedom of speech, guys? Another hollow joke?

    January 7, 2010 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  52. AJ

    I wonder if they believed in evolution. Definiate noms for Darwin Awards.

    January 7, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  53. Antonio

    14 taliban are required to rig a bus? C'mon! Even a children there knows how to assemble an IED and detonate it!

    Same stuff like the "150 taliban dead" by airstrikes when hijacking ONE fuel tanker in Kunduz? Even Germany recognized that most of the charbroiled mummies that the explosion left were just civilian thinking they were having gallons of fuel for free.

    With the credibility that Afghan police has for me, I bet all the 14 (or more) dead in the bus were civilian.

    January 7, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  54. mattyjmc

    did anyone stop to thinnk that this bus was blown up by allied forces, and after realising they might not have been terrirists onboard, tried to cover it up, hence the 'suspected' terrorists?

    January 7, 2010 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  55. Tammy

    Dumb Dumb,
    Are you really dumb enough to believe that assasinating the president would solve any problems? Keep your hate to yourself.

    January 7, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  56. Jan

    I am so happy to hear that these men hurt themselves instead of my son, a Marine with the 2/2 Golf Company serving in the war in Afghanistan!

    January 6, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Chad V. Stevens

    Besides the 14 killed I hope there were a bunch terribly burned and bleeding.

    January 6, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  58. scranton

    Should of been the lead story on all the network news programs. We so often hear of only bad news.

    January 6, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  59. dumbdumb

    they deserve to die the same way they kill those innocent people.i hope they blow up osama the pig too.

    January 6, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  60. eric

    I hope they enjoy burning in hell because that is where they belong

    January 6, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Me

    Opps, as opposed to purposely killing hundreds of civilians?? oh well

    January 6, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Kenneth of Minneapolis

    The secret weapon works. It sends out electronic signals that detonates explosives. This was not accident.

    January 6, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  63. gravalar

    Far Out ! One bus and fourteen guys who care nothing for human life, including their own. Sweet ending for a bunch of thugs !

    January 6, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Dire


    As a patriotic American who disagrees with government policy towards terrorism and the middle east, I still have to disagree that we've done more harm than good to the people who live there. We took out a tyrranical regime that we put in place and tried, in however bungling a manner, to improve the infrastructure and lives of those people.

    I don't know what America you live in but I don't know anyone around here who thinks the American dream is whores, bling, and satanism, and I find your blind generalization offensive because it's exactly the sort of thing imams tell to terrorists.

    On a lighter note, maybe Allah was trying to tell them something?

    January 6, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  65. kaboom

    They should do this more often. Next time they should max out the seating capacity of the bus. I'll even volunteer to pay for the gas.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  66. TUX

    CIA payback!!!

    January 6, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  67. S

    How stupid can they get? I mean, it's a good thing that it didn't kill others, but are they idiots or something?

    January 6, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  68. wesley sturdivant

    Hopefully we hear more wonderfull stories like this. I hope they enjoy their virgins

    January 6, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Lou Gomez

    LOL...YA-HAHA ... Those dumb jerks deserve what they got ..Maybe the CIA should do what the Russians used to do out there ... Leave defective ammo for these butt-heads to use so their own guns go boom in their faces....CNN- That was sooo funny ...

    January 6, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Funny Guy

    Strange that Israel uses the same tactic.
    Stronger violence breeds non-violence.
    See how wel it work for them.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Buzz Mann

    Don't know about others but here in Tennessee the American dream has nothing to do with hoes ,bling and satanism.Here it is all about rent ,work and puttin kids thru school.Satanism ,ROFL,IT WOULD TAKE A CHRISTIAN TO BRING THAT UP.

    January 6, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Ernie P.

    Countless innocent lives has been saved. Praise God for His protection...

    January 6, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Dan

    manyas that is truly one of the most ignorant statements i have ever heard in my entire life....please become more open minded and educated before you speak your own hateful messages....

    by the way im a christian too

    January 6, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  74. yakahouli

    Really too bad, it should happen more.

    January 6, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  75. John

    Come on, CNN. You have the same problem all the liberals and Obama have. Call them what they are: Terrorists!!

    January 6, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Bill USN Ret

    CNN really knows how to brighten up my day 🙂

    January 6, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  77. manyas

    We should first look at wo the extremes these people will go to try and defend their country. cant the american nation let people live their lives accoding to their believe?
    Not everybody believes in the ' american dream ' of wh*res, bling and satanism.

    lets get out of afganistan, or these buses and planes or whatever will land on us, again.

    just my 2cents worth.

    by the way, im a christian.

    January 6, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  78. A. Smith, Oregon

    These Muslim bombers blowing themselves up, the Nigerian Muslim bomber that failed to explode his butt-bomb on the Detroit flight over downtown metro-Detroit that likely would have killed far more than just those on the jetliner, and the ex-CIA agent that blew up his CIA boss along with a large number of CIA agents and formerly named Blackwater employees.

    It seems KARMA is alive and well on Earth these days. Evil people with their evil deeds being dumped back upon them in full measure.

    January 6, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  79. CHRIS


    January 6, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  80. wharf

    Badda Bing .....

    January 6, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  81. CJM


    Uneducated and illiterate, you are not kidding. Took me a while to figure out what you were trying to sya though.

    January 6, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Kufr Akbar

    Good help is hard to find.

    January 6, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Danny L.


    January 6, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  84. black96lt4c4

    I dont know about 72 virgins waiting for them,but I will guarantee you there are 72 Virginians

    January 6, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  85. skip

    Maybe we could donate more bus's to them . skip

    January 6, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Beth

    So you gotta wonder, why were there 14 of them on the bus? To save the cab fare you would hitch a ride on a bus loaded with explosives. This almost sounds like a joke.

    Maybe this story should appear at the end of the NBC Nightly News just after they say, 'And now on a happier note..."

    You don't have to be smart to be a terrorist... in fact, it helps to get you recruited!

    January 6, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Michael

    Oh, I am so sorry to hear that they accidently blew themselves up, NOT!!!!!!! At least it wasn't my taxpayer money that would of paid the price of (a) bullet(s) to kill them, as they're(the terror suspects) probably too dumb to correctly rig the bomb to go off at the right time. If the driver didn't know what was going to happen, and had not been involved in the plot, I feel so sad for him.

    January 6, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  88. skmt91

    O.o Karma kicks in so fast.

    January 6, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Phil

    At last, a Not-So-Smart-Bomb ?

    January 6, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Floyd

    Well that's 14 rounds we can use later. Sad about the bus driver if he was duped about what they were planning...

    January 6, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Connie


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  92. Eggs & bacon

    What the Imams miss is this is the results of using ignorant people...much like the Detroit bomber...Ooops

    January 6, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Felix

    They died and hundred more are going to fight, those people has nothing to lose they looks like homeless wearing ragged clothes no education they have more than one wife and they mostly does not worki.

    The Americans soldiers fighting for them and all those people seated on dirty roads they minds are sick minds they do not allow their children to go to school. Most of them are illiterate and are not able to read the Koran.

    The United States should get out of there and keeps the drome shooting at those hiding in the mounting and tried to cut the leader haeads, that country is not going to be a Democratic country let them live the way they like smoking opion and making babies.

    My feeling is that every thing we triied we are going to fail!


    January 6, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  94. bojangles

    Does this mean they get no virgins?

    January 6, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  95. robert boysen

    To quote Homer Simpson: DOH!!!!!

    January 6, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  96. Lduke

    Too late to find out what they did to themselves, that they may have used their hind site 20/20 to know this was a bad idea. This is incredible. I have no sympathy for them either – because – blowing themselves up – means they couldn't hurt anyone else. I do feel for the bus driver though – or did he know too?

    To be honest – I don't understand – why do these "extremists" think that killing innocent people will make the rest of us fall in line? It won't and never will. It makes me angry they target innocent people – that they think they are actually going to get 72 virgins in paradise if they die as "martyrs" – they believe this but there ain't no such thing. They are all puppets – duped to believe anything an Imam tells them. The Imams love ignorance – love to keep the people in ignorance. That is why the directive in the Koran says no innovation (unless it promotes their personal agendas) Its meant to keep the people stupid and the Imam can wage war with their little human puppets. Brainwash the people, keep them in ignorance and poverty – make them angry and they'll do anything.

    January 6, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  97. ED in Oregon

    This is what happens when you play with explosives. Sometimes they go "boom".

    January 6, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  98. Erin

    "Suspected" terrorists.

    January 6, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  99. Mark Nolan

    Gee that's too bad.

    January 6, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  100. HM2

    That is what they get. Afte having to see these coalition forces blown up on a daily basis, and having to treat them, i have no sympathy. If the bus hadn't of blown up with them on it, it may have been an American or coalition force killed. 14 more out the way, lets continue the fight.

    January 6, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |