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 (105 Responses)
  1. girl withabrain

    Oh your such a man blowing up children you are an idiot with a heart of no compassion. You are a little man with no nobility.

    Anyone that kills or kills children has no nobility all all elements of the earth and celestial DESPISE YOU!

    COWARDS blow up carts, and people and things...little boys that like to see things go boom. You are a person with less than an infants mind. You have no love in you heart...you don't even know what your true purpose is you are warped and all you do has no point....

    Little men do such hard to others....with little brains....and probably little everything!

    April 19, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. newsboy

    Right after Roe v. Wade, there were over 600,000 abortions. Since then and thrpugh 2005 America has aborted nearly 50,000,000 babies. If that many innocents were Iraq war victims what do you think would be the consequence. There wouldn't be enough newsprint and ink to report the outrage. So were's the outrage against killing all these babies? It's going to save the wales, save the forests, save the coral reefs... save the donkeys!

    April 19, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. aidensmama

    this is sickening..it makes me not want to let my son pet the neighborhood puppies when he's out playing. god only knows what kind of creature blows up a defenseless animal and precious children...

    April 19, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tim

    Here's what I don't get.

    1. We killed the AQI and ISI leaders in Iraq today... kind of a big deal and one of the many good news stories coming out of Iraq that you don't really hear much about now that the media is chasing blood in Afghanistan.

    2. The Taliban detonated a DBIED (Donkey-Borne Improved Explosive Device) that killed some civilians in Kandahar. While their deaths are tragic (to include the donkey), this is not a new tactic and this is not big news.

    So, what story does CNN.com lead with? The DBIED in Afghanistan!


    Seriously, why does the killing of the AQI leader and ISI leader in Iraq not warrant big news by CNN? Anyone from CNN, feel free to reply.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Linn

    I love animals too but come on people. CHILDREN were killed. Ask about them, not the donkey.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Irene

    It is not a fair fight. Killing animals and children is cowardly!

    April 19, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. John

    Was the donkey okay?

    April 19, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ryan

    Yeah good work Taliban, show your strength by killing kids. Idiots

    April 19, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tayyaba

    Why CNN and other western media ignore incidence in Peshawar Pakistan, where more than 25 people died in religious gathering – and infact this is not the work done by famous "Taliban" because the gathering was arranged by the religious clergy and against the Pakistan Government. Are they not human being or their lives are not not worth mentioning.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. tommy

    The death of innocents is deplorable.. the death of children is heart rending... th death of a donkey... well what can you say? We Americans kill millions of cattle, hogs, chickens and what have you to fill fill our stomachs. I'm not advocating animal abuse which this is, but I wonder if some of those fearing for the donkey carry plackards supporting a different kind of cruel death.... abortion of inocent human babies.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. blue coffee

    my heart goes to that poor innocent donkey 🙁

    April 19, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Bill

    What a bunch of freakin animals!!

    April 19, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lucy, Minneapolis, MN

    I agree... why no commentary on the poor donkey! Have some compassion. This poor donkey was serving the people, and it's death does not go unnoticed! Get with the program reporters!

    April 19, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Lisa

    A donkey? WOW! The strongest, and most technically advanced military forces are on the ground in this country and we are being shown up by a donkey?We need to get busy with this war! Clean house and get out! A donkey?

    April 19, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. vegan ed

    in regards to the donkey, sadly he is probably better off dead than being subjected to the daily abuse that beasts of burden face...especially in Afghanistan. can you imagine the dreadful lives these animals must endure in a country where women are given no moral consideration let alone non-human animals.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  16. gary g

    The question I have is where is the Muslim outrage at this? Where are the corageous Muslims? If they are so peaceful where are the peace marches by muslims, where are the Holy Imams standing up and saying this is wrong? I dont see any, as far as I am concerned they are cowards unwilling to stand up to the bruatality inflicted upon them by there fellow muslims.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Anonymous

    This is such a terrible thing. And what's worse here is the way they did it. I remember these people once used individuals with Down Syndrome to carry out bombings unknowingly. Using an animal is just as terrible as well. Absolutely no respect for all kinds of life.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Tricia

    I just don't understand these people, with all this hate in their hearts.They have no regard for any life, animals, people, anything, there all just a bunch of cowards.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Yakov

    what kind of the people who murdered the childrens? The SHAME!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 19, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Anne

    All I can think about is the poor donkey!! These people are absolutely disgusting...kill yourselves and leave animals out of it.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  21. LJ

    I am heartened, actually, that so many people mention the donkey.
    I agree with most, light themselves up if they must. Leave the children and animals alone. They have descended into madness.
    The self loathing and rage must be overwhelming.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  22. rogue

    if it was remote detonate, most likely the bomber was within visual range and could very well see that small children will probably get killed! but he did it anyway... I find it hard to belive that the bomber can honestly say Allah will be please! with his actions that day!
    I just don't get it. Taliban is truly a murderous gangs of thugs.. I seriously doubt they even consider themselves muslims anymore but rather play the religion card because it's convenient

    April 19, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  23. guest0987

    Hey Somebody – No you are the only idiot that laughs at the death of an innocent animal. I would try to explain what compassion means, but I'm afraid it would be lost on you. Go back under your rock and go to sleep.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Mimi

    I realize on this earth we have a pecking order and I am so sorry about all that died but I cannot stop thinking about the donkey. I am so sad about it.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Chris

    WHo cares about the stupid iranians, I feel bad for the poor donkey, get rid of the people, save the poor animals.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  26. isntitgraeat

    Where is Peta? They need to put a stop to this type of exploitation of donkeys and other poor four legged souls who are put to death in such a heartless cruel manner.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  27. IndyMan

    For their worship of Allah and Mohamed, three children are blown to pieces. What a religion! Islam will keep its followers deep in the middle ages as the rest of the world moves into the 21st century.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Grandma CVM

    I think what's really frustrating is that these cowards will always be around.
    We should just bring our troops home and put them in charge of our borders and pray that each and every Taliban member returns in his next life as a donkey.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Alexander

    Most of you who feel so sorry for the donkey will sit down at your dinner tables tonight and eat a chicken, a cow, or some other creatures without giving it a second thought. What hypocrisy!

    April 19, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Don't get it

    I just don't understand it, They have Donkey's, we have tanks. Please stop killing innocent women and children and come out and fight like men and we will see who will win this war.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Diana

    At least they used to blow themselves up...now the sleazy scumbags use innocent animals for their evil deeds.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Suz

    They killed a donkey and children?! And civilians were their target? When is this going to stop so that people in these countries can live the lives they want and prosper?. So upsetting and disgusting. How do we stop this?.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
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    April 19, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Shrek

    That poor donkey...

    April 19, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Marie

    Mention the donkey in the casualties list!!! 🙁

    Poor kids and poor donkey. Poor *anything* that's strapped with explosives and didn't want to be.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  36. linda caywood

    What a bunch of idiots! Poor Donkey.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Murtha

    Why is it the first thing I thought was...OH they blew up a DONKEY! Poor Donkey!

    April 19, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  38. anonymous

    Where is PETA when you need them???

    April 19, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  39. JackBaurRocks

    poor donkey....bad enough when they strap the bombs to themselves, but to use unwitting children, retarded people & trusting animsls-is even more offensive...animals give us their trust, they are our beasts of burden & and ask nothing in return but the most minimal of care–to do this is beyond shameful.....

    April 19, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  40. John N Florida

    Are these the same Taliban that apologized a few weeks ago for killing civilians? Well, this just proves what a sham that apology was.

    April 19, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  41. CJ Smith

    Ok wait...so the Taliban targets and kills children with a donkey-bomb and it is pretty much expected..media does a second rate article on it. The U.S. kills a reporter hanging out with insurgents and they get blasted in the media with multiple articles, front page news and people condemning it.

    Does anyone else see the disconnect here?

    April 19, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Rob

    At what point does the rest of the world realize that we are fighting a bunch of rats and cowards? One dies and the other steps right up. This war will never end. God bless all coalition soldiers for what they are doing. Bring them home and fight this war from a safe distance.

    April 19, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  43. me

    yeah,I wondered about the Donkey too.

    April 19, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  44. glenda

    If Bush hadn't pulled the troops out of Afghanistan and sent them to Iraq, we would have wiped out the Taliban years ago, and think of all the lives that would have been saved, including poor animals. That doesn't include the hundreds of billions of dollars, that has been wasted.

    April 19, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  45. jason

    Doing drive bys with donkeys is OOOOOOOOOLD SCHOOL. They must have run out of cars in Afghanistan and learned a couple of lessons from the Sudanese.

    April 19, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Loren

    If this had happened in the USA at this point...

    1. the bombers would be arrested

    2. they would get great lawyers and get off on a technicality because the police failed to collect donkey flesh as evidence

    3. the owner of the donkey would file civil suit against the bombers and they would go to jail for 7 years for destruction of personal property.

    Don't you love civilization?

    April 19, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  47. nick

    I love the desperation it takes to inflate numbers rather than admit that your bomb killed a couple of kids. What they are saying could be translated as, "know you see how powerful we have become. We can blowup livestock and children – better watch out!"

    All these guys can burn in hell

    April 19, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  48. John

    Poor donkey

    April 19, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  49. chints

    Every time something happens these muslims starts crying that islam is a peaceful region blah blah blah. From which angle it is peaceful? Its the most gory religion of all and should be abolished.

    April 19, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Chuck F

    The only good Taliban is a dead Taliban.

    April 19, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  51. LiMVi

    No, it's not hilarious that people are concerned for the donkey, SomebodyLovesYou. This is extreme cruelty and just because it's a donkey doesn't make it any less sick or pathetic. It's just another example of how these crazy people don't value life in general and will stoop to the lowest levels to harm others. What I think is hilarious is how desensitized you are and that you lack compassion for an innocent living thing who is at the mercy of such sick and twisted people.

    April 19, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  52. amigay

    Don't forget, the Taliban represents Islam and Islam of course is the religion of peace and kindness.

    April 19, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Kate

    "causes are ashes where children lie slain." – Stan Rogers

    April 19, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  54. sheri

    it's not absurd at all to ask about the donkey.it's a living,feeling animal as we all are.

    April 19, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  55. russ


    SHhhhh.. Don't give the taliban ideas, or we'll have IER's killing our troops....That's Improvised explosive rats

    April 19, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Ali Baba

    They have a righ to use all kinds of weapon to repel unjust occupation. Ever heard of collateral damage? This is nothing compared to incineration of tens of thousands of innocent Afghan including babies.

    April 19, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Jack W

    Zane – really? Show pictures? Ok, if I'm the guying saying 3 died, I only show you 3 bodies. If I'm the guy who says 11, I get pictures of 11 bodies. Proves nothing. Best to check the western media over the next few days for announcements of any US or European soldiers dying (11 foriegners). If you don't see them posted in the free western press, then it's probably as reported. 3 kids blown up by Jihadist a-holes.

    April 19, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Sin

    In this case, the children are just a collateral damage. The attack was against the police. NATO used to call dead Serbian children a "collateral damage". They attacked Serbian army and it was children's fault they got in the way. Same situation with this attack in Afganistan

    April 19, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Sandy

    At least others are aware and concerned about the animal aspect of this tragedy. I'll NEVER comprehend mans' inhumanity to man and all the other creatures that share the earth. People seem to come up with more and more vicious ways to harm each other – things I wouldn't think of in a million years.

    April 19, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Cristina

    These people are sick, sick, sick. They have no regard for human life or animals. Sick disgusting people in the Taliban.

    April 19, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Lisi

    I find it disgusting that you think it is hilarious that people care about the poor trusting animal. Humans use anything and everything to further their agendas, no matter how sick they are. We are the most destructive animal on the face of the planet and yet we consider ourselves the superior beings. What a joke. Very few of us live up to our potential. It breaks my heart that anything on the planet, living or otherwise, is considered to be disposable!

    April 19, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Twofer

    poor donkey.

    April 19, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Terry

    Wow, they are really showing their power. Blow up a donkey cart and kill 3 children. The Taliban are nothing but a bunch of scum bags.

    April 19, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  64. JG

    You know what we should start doing? We should start capturing these Taliban militants alive and take them back to our base.

    Knock them out, then install tracking devices inside their bodies and leave them to wake up in the desert somewhere. Wait until you see 3 or 4 of these trackers in the same spot, then send in a cruise missile.

    We have superior technology. Lets use it and stop playing by their rules on their turf. That's how you lose.

    April 19, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  65. HAHA Power

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

    With great power comes great responsibility, Although the power to blow up farm animals is not something I would truly call "power".

    April 19, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Craig

    A bunch of jackasses use a donkey to do their dirty work

    April 19, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Sandy

    The Taliban once again proves it's total disregard for life – in this case 3 innnocent children and an innocent animal were killed, none of whom had any connections to any military. So what did this dispicable act accomplish?

    April 19, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  68. LacrosseSon

    Just like the terrorists to bring a donkey to a gun fight.

    Watch out, Taliban–you don't want to anger P.E.T.A!

    April 19, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Duckie

    Zane...re-read the article since you're so concerned about the truth. How about checking your reading comprehension skills.

    The article and headline clearly spell it out - 3 children killed, 11 people total.

    April 19, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  70. ChellBellz

    Ugh this breaks my heart...

    April 19, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Pat

    I feel sad for the donkey.

    April 19, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  72. SomebodyLovesYou

    Am I the only one here who finds it hilarious and absurd that SO MANY people here are asking about the donkey?

    Guys, I'm pretty sure he's in Donkey Heaven. It's nothing new, anyways. Thousands of years ago people would tie a small torch to rats' tails, light the torches on fire and point the rats in the direction of an enemy's village. The rats would drag the torches behind themselves, trying to escape the fire. Obviously, they would torch anything they ran over/under/near.

    April 19, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Laura

    So now they're using ANIMALS to do their dirty work?? There are OBVIOUSLY plenty of psychotic people there who are willing to blow themselves up in the name of Allah, why kill the animals, too?

    April 19, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  74. John Quaroni

    Mention should be made of the poor innocent donkey – that lost its life in the service of
    human insanity.

    April 19, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  75. wild bill

    poor old donkey

    April 19, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Bill

    Not to mention the poor donkey!

    April 19, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  77. David in Las Vegas

    The taliban ( not capitalized on purpose) sure know how to gain support of the Afghan people. The citizens of Kandahar should be outraged & support any & all ways to destroy the taliban.

    April 19, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  78. person

    Taliban only has power over their own people. They have power over their heads. Anybody can explode themselves, show us what you can do with your mind.

    April 19, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  79. matt

    Taliban r lairs murderers, they all must die. Hope out ground forces kill them as much as they can. We need 1 mill troops in Afghanistan, and just leave iraq. And bring hell on those murderer Talibans they are to scared to fight us they just run from us and use ieds to kill kids and other people because they r scared and cowards!!!!!!

    April 19, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Jeremy

    Showing your power?? You are killing children, blowing up schools, and ruining your country.

    April 19, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Debbie

    And the donkey didn't deserve it either.

    April 19, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Deeply Saddened

    I suppose that in a time and place when people wrap themselves in explosives and blow themselves up in order to kill others, a donkey wrapped in explosives should not shock me. Yet it does, deeply. For someone to do that to a trusting animal, an animal that has worked faithfully for its owner - it is pure evil. Adults who use themselves as bombs do, at least, have a choice in whether they live or die. Now that these monsters are using animals, what is the next step in their descent into Hell? Wrapping children in explosives? Using children as bait? These are sick, sick people.

    April 19, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Yousuf

    Murderers of children and your own posterity. Jahannam awaits you, Maalik and the Zabaniyah will welcome you and the fruits of Zaqqum shall be your feast. Qiyamat will bring you no relief, such is the depth of the unbelief that gnaws within you.

    April 19, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  84. TamarS

    Why do you never mention the death of th animal as well? This type of incident happens there a lot. Those uneducated men will always use violence such as this. It is all they know.

    April 19, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Jason

    When they capture Talliban and weapons stores they should strap the bombs to the Talliban and detonate them. Kill 2 birds with 1 stone!

    April 19, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  86. not again

    The cowardice to strap a living animal with explosives (if you're going to blow people and stuff up, at least have the courage to strap YOURSELF with explosives!) and continue to kill random people only serves to validate how purposeless and ineffective and desperate the Taliban has become. When are they going to just give up? Their actions make everybody hate them, not just the U.S.. Poor kids and poor donkey.

    April 19, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Mark

    Islam: the religion of peace.

    April 19, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Scott in NH

    This incident is very sad! Considering that women made up a large percentage of doctors, lawyers, teachers and politicians before American Republicans helped push the Taliban into power, it seems as though they've made a grave mistake.

    April 19, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  89. comedian

    wow! al qaeda is running out of their vehicles to put their explosive device. Now, they're using donkey carts. I wonder, what's next? a goat or camel.....,

    April 19, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Josh

    GREAT, A DONKEY CART EXPLODED. what will they think of next?

    April 19, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  91. EBenedict

    What happened to the donkey?

    April 19, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  92. SomebodyLovesYou

    Anyone with a moderate understanding of electronics can jury rig a garage door opener to set off some TNT or an old Soviet-era artillery shell. The real question here is how effectively are the Taliban in convincing the average Afghan that their damage claims are correct and the government/Western claims about dead children are false. People already predisposed to resent a Western presence in the region will more readily believe that the Taliban are careful to avoid collateral damage. The same holds true whether the observer is Pakistani or Polish. This same story, when told by the "other side" would blame any children deaths on bad old Americans, or it would alter the deaths to be foreign invaders instead of local kids.

    Bottom line: the actual truth doesn't really matter in these kinds of stories...it's all about how many people can be swayed one way or another.

    April 19, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  93. rick

    Insurgents kill Afghan children and nobody in Afghanistan cares.

    April 19, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dausi

      Killing children and donkeys is prohibited by Infidels.
      also: you need a license for that.
      Only Taliban can get such license.

      August 16, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Chuck

    Did... did the donkey live?

    April 19, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  95. hopeforpeace

    Shame on anyone involved in killing children... these Taliban give Islam a bad name, but Islam is indeed innocent of their claims..." You shall not destroy houses of worship, nor kill women, children and those who are not fighting you regardless of their faith, nor you shall destroy trees and vegetation." these were the directiosn of the Prophet Mohammad before his army engaged in any war...and so Islam preserved this principal alive for centuries..it a shame that whomever they call themselves Muslims kill other innocent defenseless population..

    April 19, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Zane

    Well which is it, 11 killed or 3? Lets see pictures of the truth and expose the liars as such. That would be news, not more heresay that has become the standard for "news" outlets.

    April 19, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  97. M. Carter

    ..and there are those that suggest that they want to negotiate with these Taliban vermin? Each and every one of them should be hunted down and exterminated.

    April 19, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jacobo

      I agree 100%. Death to those cowards.

      August 18, 2010 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  98. Tom J

    Remote control detonator = cellphone. Very easy to get and cheap, too.

    April 19, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  99. John

    Oh my gosh that poor donkey. Did anyone even try to help him!?!

    April 19, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Nathanael [desert voice]

    News as these will not help the Taliban. This episode indicates that these thugs are getting more resourceful in preparation for the oncoming offensive. It would be wise if the police stations had cameras to identify all visitors. The Afghan media ought to condemn this killing publicly! Another big question is, where are the Taliban getting remote control detonators and the know-how on their operation? If Afghanistan is incapable of training its own secret services, it ought to subcontract such services from abroad for the remainder of the war! My condolences for the family of this boy. He didn't deserve this!

    April 19, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
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