April 19th, 2010
11:46 AM ET

Official: Donkey cart explodes at police post, killing 3 children

[Updated, 4:26 p.m.] Officials now say at least three people were killed in the blast. Four others were wounded, officials said.

Zalmai Ayoubi, spokesman for the Kandahar government, said three children were killed by the blast, and two police and two civilians were slightly wounded.

A spokesman for the Taliban, which claimed responsibility for the bombing, said 11 people were killed in the explosion. 

"Today's donkey cart bomb explosion was on foreign forces, which killed 11 foreigners and four were injured," Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi said. 

Ahmadi said the bombing was in response to the planned U.S.-led offensive to oust Taliban fighters from the volatile Kandahar region this summer. 

"Our message in this is to tell them we are present here and now we are showing our power, too," Ahmadi said. 

[Published, 11:46 a.m.] 

A donkey covered with explosives and carrying a remote control detonator blew up at a police post Monday in the city of Kandahar, killing a boy and wounding four other people, officials said.

Zalmai Ayoubi, spokesman for the Kandahar government, said a young boy was killed by the blast and two police and two civilians were slightly injured.

The attack took place at the Fazladding Agha escort post of the Afghan National Police in Kandahar, said Mohammad Shah Khan, assistant police chief.

soundoff (113 Responses)
  1. Mike P

    One day very soon now the outer intelligences will get sick of watching this garbage, and will very deservedly VAPORIZE this little blue ball of crap.

    April 20, 2010 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. jude

    i want to know about the donkey, after all, he was pulling the cart and had no clue at all
    did the donkey live or die?

    April 20, 2010 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. Corvus1

    Killing kids AND animals now. Sad. God rest their souls.

    April 20, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mike

    Taliban kills more Muslims than anyone.

    April 19, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dutch

    I belong to the Donkey Sanctuary which has satellite sanctuaries in many countries. It's not funny, you guys! No, they wouldn't use one of their cowardly selves but sent an animal to blow up and kill people. Stupid idiots. Is this how Allah is? I think these people twist Islam to their own ideas.

    April 19, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Hucedo 31

    Don't we kill deers with the sole (and other innocuous) purpose of mounting their pleading heads on the walls of our own "Temples" of trophies and worship.?

    April 19, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Prayer Warrior

    When will these "civil minded, so called "caring politicians" we have in Washington get it?

    I'm a peaceful man, who does not believe in violence. My next comment might sound hypocritical -Yes, I'm a peace loving man who Believes in Justice and in "An Almighty Loving God"

    Hence: Send as many troops over there and clean the "human rats" who are running with their tails on fire, and killing innocent people?

    Oh God, when will it all end.
    My heart goes out to the children and the innocent, and yes, even to the donkey – a creature and creation of God***

    Prarer Warrior – Miami

    April 19, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Kelvin

    Why a donkey!? I like donkeys and the donkey had to be a suicide bomber.That's sad!They could of got a goat or something.How did they activate the bomb when it's on the donkey?Did the donkey just press it?

    April 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
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