May 5th, 2010
09:43 AM ET

Afghan police kill 7 suicide bombers

Kabul, Afghanistan — Seven suicide bombers attempting to enter government buildings Wednesday were killed by police in Afghanistan's Nimruz province, local officials said. Authorities were searching for two other potential bombers.

A female member of the provincial council was killed in the incident and five police officers were injured, said Ghulam Dastagir Azad, governor of the province.

CNN's Atia Abawi contributed to this report.

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  1. Taioseach

    How convenient, 7 in one blow and right before the little tailor meets with Pres. Obama. All this after Obama pays Karzai an unannounced “WTH are you doing and get your act together” visit a couple of months ago.

    Don't believe it. The whole place isn't worth the life of any of those kids from all over the world who have fought and died there.

    Karzai and his brother will continue to condemn the Taliban in front of the press while continuing their lucrative poppy trade behind the scenes.

    May 13, 2010 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  2. iveeno

    Too bad they cannot catch these guys without killing them. Would be good to capture them, then detonate them in a field or somewhere, where they know before they die they will be blowing up nothing but themselves – true suicide bombers – throwing their lives away for nothing.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Andrew Messenger

    Yeah Afghan Police!!! Well done!!! Keep up the great job!!! Go team!! This is great news. It is nice to hear great news from time to time.

    May 12, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. whatever

    Reality. We the usa the good guys have started two wars, threw out the geneva convention where did we go wrong. I feel for the parents of soldiers on here, as like our friends that came home in a box, (many buried years ago) they died for nothing. We will be out of iraq in a year........they are still dead and forgotten. Picture you little children like I try not to, torn up by munitions, we have killed more civilians many women and children than enemy. Both countries together are not worth one dead child. It doesn't matter on this blog which side you are on, reality is reality. We started a war, killed thousands of innocents, we will go home. Quit sticking your nose into other countries business, and I would at least get a little upset at the govt using your children in such a reckless and again wrong manner. Shame on you all who never stood up to this war till it became "popular" especially the older generation......shame.

    May 11, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. world peace

    akmal kamawal, dude we cant negotiate with the taliban that destroyed the twin towers and killed thousands of innocent people around the world. and these guys are doing it in the name of Jihad i dont think you can negotiate with those fighting in the name of religion..what are you gonna negotiate with them in the first place? i am glad that the US and the Afghan governments are taking the right steps in stopping the Taliban. 3 cheers for the gov!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  6. Dariel

    Hey, 7 'suicide bombers' is still a good start. Better than none at all. Hopefully that is actually what they were, and not just some dumb kid playing around...

    May 10, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 7

    Ive notice a sort of pattern here and its very revealing. Those drab individuals who insist on patronizing our country the one that they live in and feeds their bellies with fine foods and clothes their back in fine garments and protects them and their families with the blood of the volunteer, you have no respect or appreciation for the stability that has been laid down for you by your fellow patriotic americans. Therefore how could you possibly appreciate the fact that we would try to provide this type of freedom for everyone. Does any good man woman or child not deserve what has been givin to you? Sure our country is not perfect but it is one of the best and if your so unhappy with it then there is a whole world out there. Dont let the door hit you on the way out. How could you be so calous. Sure the cause may not always be the best or the politics in any war may be bogus but the thing to remember that our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, aunts and uncles ect. have paid the price so that you may have your love peace and chicken grease imaginary and fairytalistic vision of the world that you wish you could live in. Just remember that your doing so from your couch. and were out here bleeding to accomplish it for you. with blood. God bless america and her sons and daughters who serve. keep safe guys and see you soon!

    May 10, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. Daniel-2

    Another field day for the right-wing media and something else for the right-wing thugs in Washington to party about.I guess by now all the right-wing nutjobs who keep on blogging in here gorifying this stupid war are starting to feel giddy.

    May 9, 2010 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jimbo

    Looks like the training is finally paying off

    May 7, 2010 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  10. Willbo


    Like the Tea Party are peace loving people. You are part of the same group that voted George Bush in TWICE. Get real.

    May 7, 2010 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  11. Sa

    taliban/islam be DAMMED. Take every one of the terrist jerks oun and KILL them SLOWLY. How dare the target young childern

    May 7, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mike

    Good work, Stay Alert stay alive.

    May 6, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Akmal Kamawal

    Taliban are Afghans we cant ignore them in other words WE CAN'T WASH BLOOD BY BLOOD let's negotiate with them and make a COMPROMISE.
    high school exchange student from afghanistan in US

    May 6, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. oh yeah

    HOOAHA!! for tony

    May 6, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Tony

    All of you tea baggers, you need to shut your mouths and pick up a rifle - and fight the war!! You don't know what freedom is until you've defended it with your life and limb. Right now, we're trying to save our beloved country from evil muslim men who wish to destroy us and what we stand for.

    May 6, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  16. j

    yes i agree but let them feel the pain of the lost of love ones. find thier family and blow them up infront of them

    May 6, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  17. jerry

    By definition didn't they kill themselves? Sure the guards may have shot them, but the would be bombers didn't intend to walk back out.

    May 6, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  18. trl

    i mean Afghanis

    May 6, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  19. MAJ Pain

    I wish they would have blown them up and not killed them. Either way it was a good day.

    May 6, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  20. trl

    good job in the pathetic USA we would take them into custody and then give them a big trial and then we would put them in prison and "take care of them" for the rest of their pathetic lives with 3 squares a day, full health care and recreation time. Our system and leaders are what is ruining our once great country.

    May 6, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  21. Jeff

    We should have done the same thing to the guy who put the car bomb in NY's Times Square!

    May 6, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  22. Emile Zola

    I hope this isn't another paid for "good news." Let's revue. Saddam Hussein was killed several times by bunker buster bombs and we know now how he died. That guy Mehsud. Latest accounts show that he has been killed, at least twice. More news coming on later. Pat Tillman died fighting the "insurgents" and he was given the silver star or something close to that, when we know now how he was actually killed. It was reported that it was because his "buddies" felt like he acted like a prima donna. Jessica Lyncj was also given another silver star for being in coma and when she came out of it, she fouind out she was a "heroine." One time, one of those generals from West Point, stated that the army has killed 400 insurgents and then it turned out to be "More feeling good news" padi by our hard earned money. In other words, your lie is as good as mine and this news lose credibility a la the boy who cried wolf. If lying becomes the new "journalism" when can we tell for sure that our government, or our embedded media is telling the truth? Never. I wish that our media would go back to the standards set by Murrow and Cronkite, but I think those times, truth above all, will never return, thanks to the bottom line and the parttisanship where living will counselings can become death panels.

    May 6, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  23. j

    well sorry for the spelling happy for the police. i meant stake.

    May 6, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  24. Jerry

    j: "put their heads on a steak" What do you mean? as a sort of garnish?
    Seriously though this is good news.

    May 6, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  25. j

    thats good, but they need to sent out a strong message to the bombers. exiecute then put their heads on a steak in publc so thier peers could see what would happen. I feld up with hearing about our fellow soldiers being killed by bombers and IED.

    May 6, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • isthatright

      there's something wrong with you.. Killing the suicide bombers is a big hurray! for our side but we are not heathens. Fighting to save innocent peoples (ours) is a right thing to do..Displaying body parts as a lesson is a sicko Dalhmer kind of thing.

      May 17, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  26. In Kabul

    I am glad the police were able to stop this attack before it was worse. My headquarters inhere in Afghanistan is responsible for training the police and Army. It's good to see that it makes a difference.

    ( )

    May 6, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  27. Iraq Paramedic

    Bledsoe, you ever do anything besides sit on the couch & try to second guess those over here trying to do some good. I will say it again; come on over & see if you still think the same way after a few months.
    May GOD Bless & keep us all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 6, 2010 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
  28. Steve

    So this Atia Abawi "contributed" to a three sentence blurb? Did she write one, or two of them? I didn't realize it was so easy to get a writing credit these days. I can start just writing up random sentences for CNN articles if you'll publish my name and give me credit.

    May 6, 2010 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  29. publius enigma

    Wow, 7 suicide bombers all at once? unbelievable.

    May 6, 2010 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  30. Hoser

    Daniel-2 what happened the last time we left Afghanistan alone? Oh yeah some Islamic freaks trained and funded fron there flew planes into 3 buildings killing more than 3000 people and ruining untold number of lives? Good answer retard!

    May 6, 2010 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  31. Bledsoe

    And let's start ignoring Iraq Paramedic and these other right-wing fools while we're at it.All of this stupid war mongering does get old and repulsive.

    May 6, 2010 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  32. Daniel-2

    @concerned.Here's some more good news for those right-wing thugs in Washington and the right-wing media.The only way we're really going to help the Afghan people is to get out of there and start ignoring these right-wing thugs who only want to take over that country along with Britain and France for economic gain.

    May 6, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  33. concerned

    My prayers are with those Americans that stand united with the Afghan police officers. To my dearly beloved that works in Afghanistan, I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU AND PRAY FOR SAFTEY!!

    May 5, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    If these seven were to detonate themselves in public places there could have been hundreds killed, good work guys!

    May 5, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  35. censorship

    Only 7! That's not even a good start!

    May 5, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  36. izslaamhatr

    Republicans or dems, whats the difference, its all corrupt. Peeps try to say that thier is a difference. If one party was better than the other, then why are thier still problems? These so called party's need to stop fighting among themselves and get to work and fixed our prolems, thats what these corrupt elected lying losers are steeling our money for.

    May 5, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  37. izslaamhatr

    That's great news! Now if we can start killing 100's at a time, along with more taliban killings too! 100's to 1000's at a time, not a few here and thier. Like a giant stepping on ants!

    May 5, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  38. robert

    wasnt Obama the big peace party cantidate during the election? What happened to all the anti-war protests? Oh I see..

    If the democrats are in power war is ok..

    but if the Republicans are in power then war is not ok and their will be big anti-war demonstrations...

    The democrats are such hypocrites.....

    go tea party !!!!!

    May 5, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Robert at 4:59pm,
      You're proving yourself to be just another partisan idiot... These wars weren't STARTED by Democrats but they must be finished by them. The war in Afghanistan was started as a result of 9/11 - both Rep and Dems agreed that was the right thing to do so there wasn't a backlash except from people who argue that any war is unjust.

      The bigger issue many have had was with the Iraq war and not the Afghan war. We were already fighting in Afghanistan when Bush decided to attack Iraq. That war wasn't imminent at the time. The UN sanctions against Iraq were ineffective but they could have continued to attempt to refine the process. We took our eye off the ball and spread our forces and resources too thinly instead of finishing up in Afghanistan and then,going after Iraq if need be (which is debatable due to the fact the intel was false). So now we have Iran who has been let off the hook by disarming their bitter enemies the Iraqis so they can now spend their resources on uranium enrichment. They also know we don't have the stomach (or resources) for more war. It's all a snowball unraveled by the yee-haw cowboys who left office (Bush/Cheney). It's a all a mess that has less to do with Dem/Rep as much as doing something dumb and dumber... We're in this war and we can't turn and run away like we did in the first Iraq war which caused all Iraqi people who supported us to be killed. We have to support the standup of some kind of government against the taliban or we're going to find ourselves with another huge mess to try to cleanup at a later date.

      May 17, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Guest

    What type frequency those 7 humans were having, which identify as suicide bombers?
    7 Humans killed for some reasons

    May 5, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Ignatz

    Like General Schwartzkopf said in a press conference during the first Iraq war, when asked how one goes about dealing with an enemy who is willing to die for his cause, he replied, "You make sure that's exactly what he does."

    May 5, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Jam-is-on

    How do you kill a suicide bomber? Isn't the act of suicide the determining factor in being a suicide bomber?

    Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they did! But...

    May 5, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Jamouse

    Hi Maribel,

    There are channels you can go through to find information on your son. Call your local recruiters office, and they will give you a phone number that you can contact. Asking a journalist for information on your son's whereabouts is not an appropriate channel for that information, and it can be potentially embarassing for your son. If anyone Googles his name in the future, they may find this posting from you.


    May 5, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Maribel

    I will lke to know a bout more news please, because mu son is and afghanistan and I am very worry please post names I will endeed appreciatte.

    Brian K Collens is my son name, USA Marine 21 years old.


    Maribel Collens. Thank you

    May 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  44. That guy who knows what hes talking about some of the time

    Good on those guys for staying frosty and keeping up on their knowlage of the enemy. BZ

    May 5, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Kurt Olsen

    Yes indeed, "May GOD Bless & keep us all" – at war, which is about the only thing they do reliably.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  46. john

    I always believe what local Afghan officials say. I mean really who needs verification of good news ?

    May 5, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Iraq Paramedic

    Good for the Afghan authorities, stuff like that will build their confidence & skills. To bad innocent people had to die to teach them those lessons though. Hopefully the Afghan people will see the Taliban for what they are & turn away from them & start to focuse on building a better government.
    May GOD Bless & keep us all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |