June 7th, 2010
08:22 AM ET

Cart bomb, bicycle bomb in Kandahar

Suspected insurgents placed a bomb in a cart and remotely detonated it while a police vehicle drove by in Afghanistan's Kandahar province Sunday morning.

The ensuing explosion killed two civilians and a police officer, the provincial governor's office said. Eleven others were wounded.

Sunday's cart bomb was placed in front of a mosque in the Panjwai district, the governor's office said.

Sardar Mohammad Zazai, the province's police chief, said insurgents are increasingly leaving bombs in crowded areas to exact a high civilian toll.

On Saturday, a bicycle bomb exploded in front of the Red Cross office in the southern Afghan province, killing a policeman and injuring 11 people, authorities said.

Militants placed the makeshift bomb on a bicycle and detonated it by remote control at noon, Zazai said.

Elsewhere, five members of the NATO-led military force were killed in separate incidents Sunday. Three service members were killed in a vehicle accident in southern Afghanistan, one died as a result of an improvised explosive device in southern Afghanistan, and another was killed following an insurgent attack in the eastern part of the country.

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  1. Cyrus Howell

    If the Taliban were allowed to blow everyone up there would be no one left in Afghanistan.
    Then people in the West could just get on with their lives.

    June 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. morris

    All i know is that Muslims and Christians worship only one HOLY GOD.

    June 10, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. back2thestan

    I've served deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan and if you was to ask me what we are fighting for, honestly at this point I don't know.Terrorism, al-Qaeda, Osama, blah blah blah. The same men we are fighting think their cause is just as right as we think ours is. But you know what, over there it's your life or theirs and I'll be damned if I come home in a box. Maybe we're right, maybe not , history will decide that. War is evil, but it is a necessary evil. It's easy to say why can't we just have world peace and all that crap. We're humans that's why we will never have world peace. So you know what, If you don't like what's going on stop being mad at each other and take it out on the ones who make the decisions you don't agree with. Your not going to accomplish anything sitting at your keyboard typing religious quotes at one another. There is an old saying, " Either do something or shut the hell up." Okay that's my saying but whatever. Unite America, we have so much more potential!

    June 9, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    If we were to leave Afghanistan now there would be civil war and the Taliban and terrorists probably would once again take control and we and the western world would be in worse shape than before 9/11. We AND Islam need to stop these Islamic fanatics! If Islam is a God fearing religion they aught to fear what God might do to it because of what it has produced, a bunch of wild animals that have no fear for what God will do to them for all their killings of innocent people!

    June 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. LOYA

    Unbelievable- the arguments between Dan and Fawad. Digression from bullets to Faiths. It is a bloody War Like Vietnam and Korea fellows !.America went there and burnt off their million sons to contain communism...and came back villified running to the next awailable ship home....this time Iraq: it was for Oil dollar and safety of Israel, but what for in Afghanistan? 99% of 35m population is Muslim there, Like all Budhists in Korea and Vietnam? Has any one of you seen Afghanistan?. Steep and barren mountains...why are Americans there? to contain Islam? Start from nearest Turkey or Albania. Vietcongs were terrorists, Koreans were terorists. In Wars both sides are terrorists. Vietcongs used booby traps to kill Americans-Afghans are wearing bombs. Why is religion brought in this war? Better come home. Vietnam has not chased and bombed America, Korea is sitting 4000 miles away with a Bomb but not for America.Stop being world Policeman and make friends.

    June 9, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  6. FatLazyIgnorantSUVDrivingPigAmericanIdiot

    Whoever is supplying the explosives to these animals please keep up the good work, almost everyday they are blowing themselves to hell. It's certainly as successful as supplying crack to downtown Detroit back in the early 80's.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Fawad, does the Koran have verses in it that calls for Muslims to have a jihad against the infidel? Or that all infidels must convert or die?

    June 8, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fawad

      I have already answered that. Dont keep on repeating the same issue. Jihad is self defense. Not what these Taliban pigs are doing killing innocent. As far as conver or die. The verse that you are quoting is about the pagans of Mecca not about infidals and/or christians and/or Jews and/or Hindus. This verse is not for anyone else but for the pagans of Mecca, read the whole verse. God is taling to his beloved messanger on how to treat the pagans of Mecca not the rest of the world.

      Same way Jesus came for the "Lost sheep of the house of Israel" accoring to Bible and not for the whole world as per Jesus himself. Now you can ignore that and twist the truth and claime he came for the entire world but then what to do with the Bible and the truth?

      So Jesus came for the lost sheep of the tribe of Israel and these verse are for pagas of Mecca. Now go ahead twist them anyway you want, we muslim know the truth.

      June 9, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Why do these Islamic extremists use this verse and jihad as their way to justify attacks on the western world? And Jesus died for all peoples sins not just the Jews. He preached to the gentiles as well as the Jews.

        June 9, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. michael

    the bible and the Koran are very similar taking mostly the same books and passages but written differe3ntly. heck islam itself was heavily influenced by christianity in its early years

    June 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fawad

      Sorry michale, Bible and Quraan are nothing alike. I urge you to read both of them. Bible is 100 times more violent the Quraan and thats a fact which you will get to if you read both of them in their entirity.

      June 8, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • MaryM

        what Bible are you actually reading. Jesus never preached to kill anyone. He preached forgiveness for ALL. He said love your enemy and you will love Him. muhammad preached killing jews and infidels. he was insane.

        June 9, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
      • Fawad

        Really MaryM Jesus never asked anyone to be killed:-

        Kill Followers of Other Religions:-
        1) If your own full brother, or your son or daughter, or your beloved wife, or you intimate friend, entices you secretly to serve other gods, whom you and your fathers have not known, gods of any other nations, near at hand or far away, from one end of the earth to the other: do not yield to him or listen to him, nor look with pity upon him, to spare or shield him, but kill him. Your hand shall be the first raised to slay him; the rest of the people shall join in with you. You shall stone him to death, because he sought to lead you astray from the Lord, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery. And all Israel, hearing of this, shall fear and never do such evil as this in your midst. (Deuteronomy 13:7-12 NAB)

        2) Suppose a man or woman among you, in one of your towns that the LORD your God is giving you, has done evil in the sight of the LORD your God and has violated the covenant by serving other gods or by worshiping the sun, the moon, or any of the forces of heaven, which I have strictly forbidden. When you hear about it, investigate the matter thoroughly. If it is true that this detestable thing has been done in Israel, then that man or woman must be taken to the gates of the town and stoned to death. (Deuteronomy 17:2-5 NLT)

        Which Bible have you been reading....! And Dont go on about well its the OT and this is the NT. Its the same Bible, it just depends when it suits you, you will quote the OT and when it will suite you you will quote the NT.

        June 9, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        This was at a time when most other countries and peoples were praying to and believing in idols, sun and moon gods. He was a jealous God as he had said and told his chosen in the first commandment to have no other gods before him!

        June 9, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. justin allen

    when are we gonna start fighting back and killing some hadgies????!!!!!!

    June 8, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fawad

      Well Haji is honorific term for anyone who performs Hajj. One of the requirements of Islam. So basically any muslim that you see is either a Haji or will become one after the Hajj – pilgrimge – to Mecca. So if you want to kill Hajis then any muslim that you see is either a Haji or a future haji so go ahead start killing any muslims that you see.

      You will need 1.6 millions bullets that is if you get them the first time...! Good luck.

      June 8, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Fawad

        Sorry Typo my fault, i meant 1.6 BILLION not million and you also better hurry up because every day that you waste muslims are growing in America, in Europe and in the rest of the world. Quran tells us muslims the truth will destroy the falsehood so go ahead and destroy the truth before it destroys you...!

        June 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • jim

        1.6 billion bullets. Check. Anything else?

        June 9, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. m16

    if they hate democracy, let them hate. Loadup your m16s.

    June 8, 2010 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Stuck In Afghany


      June 8, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. michael


    "The personification of the devil as the symbol of all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew." -Adolf Hitler Mein Kampf (The idea of the devil and the Jew came out of medieval anti-Jewish beliefs based on interpretations from the Bible. Martin Luther, and teachers after him, continued this “tradition” up until the 20th century.) "

    A violent book like bible will make your heart soulless.

    So the Koran is any better Fawad? your so full of crap, I bet your working directly with the terrorist organizations. well, you'll be found out soon enough and you'll reap the consequences of your hatred. Just look at what your murderous friends are doing. they killed far more fellow muslims than america has

    June 7, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fawad

      Yes Quraan is 100 times less violent then Bible. I mean the Bible asks you to kill your disobedient children, according to that 90% of American children should be put to death if Biblical law is implemented. you have either not read Bible in its entirity or not read Quran. go to www(dot)evilbible(dot)com. A website by ex-christians and see what Bible has to offer to you.

      Now as far as i am working with Taliban, sure i disagree with you so i must be Taliban. Taliban are pigs and have killed many innocent people. I support those who geneuinely fight occupations not civilians and those who kill innocent women and childrent, may they die pigs death and Rot in hell forever with the other iniqutis pigs and hypocrites of the world. Amen.

      June 8, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Fawad, tell me where in the bible does it command us to kill our disobedient children? And boy does your hatred for Americans show, most every child is disobedient to their parents at one time or another.

        June 8, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • Fawad

        wow you havnt even read Bible in its entirity....!

        "All who curse their father or mother must be put to death. They are guilty of a capital offense".
        (Leviticus 20:9 NLT)

        Now you are just going to come back with well i dont beleive in NLT version, i beleive in KJV or some B.S like that. That just tells you that you dont even have a proper book to gather upon as christians.

        Buy a Quraan in America and compared it with one in Kenya, you will not find a single word changed. You will find the original word of God in it perserved. You know why, cause Allah promised in Quran that he is going to preserve his word for us til the last day to judgement. So that people like you cant argue well we didnt know which version to follow since there were numerous versions of supposedly the same book of God....!

        June 8, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Fawad

        So you are also a selective reader of the Bible but dont know jack about Bible. I am not surprised half of christians that i meet are exactly like you. Dont knwo anything about bible. here you go with verse two:-

        #2: Whoever strikes his father or mother shall be put to death.
        (Exodus 21:15 NAB)

        Why are you not being noble in your argument with me? Why are twisting my hate for Americas foriegn policy into hating Americans? I have met numerous decent Americans who know their govt. is wrong? Why are you being wicked and trying to twist facts? Is that what bible teaches you?

        I mean if you dont like what you see once i showed you the mirror then thats somethnig else but dont twist and put words in my mouth. I dont hate America. I hate hypocrites like you who consider themselves holier then thou and are full of wickedness and hypocrasy. Got it.

        June 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        In that verse it says he shall be put to death, but does not tell the parents to do it. In this book it is laying down the laws of God in ancient times and as you should know that at that time God was trying to build a society for his chosen people that would respect each other and live faithfully for God and his laws. As it turns out the Jews could never fully live faithfully in God's ways except when a few kings had ruled Israel. Now he was fed up with all the cleansing with blood and burnt offerings and gave his only son for forgiveness of everybody's sins, and so those punishments for breaking those laws are now obsolete. Jesus is the only way to the Father!

        June 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Fawad, why did you say 90% of American children and not all children? This sounds racist to me, but maybe you think that Muslim children are holier than thou!

        June 8, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • Fawad

        So basically by your very own logic, the commands of Bible are for "that" society for back "then". well isnt taht what we muslims claims exaclty that Bible is for that time and now the Quraan is forever....! You are right, the laws of Bible are for that time, for those people not for today, not for tomorrow and the Quran is for ever. The last and most preserved word of one true God whether you beleive him or not.

        Comeone Dan, dont twist and trun my words. Where did you learn that from? What kind of books have you been reading thoroughly that teaches you these sleezy tricks? I mentioned 90% regardless of ethnicity, color, race, religion etc of any child. I am sure there are childrent around who are very respectable of their parents, good decent children regardless of colour, creed, religion, race etc.

        Be noble and debate with charactor.

        June 8, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • MaryM


        God said that the Bible (New testament that Christians follow) will be the last and only book given by God. All others are false and should be disregarded. That means your Koran is the work of the devil and is demonstrated by how a minority of fundamentalists twist the Koran for their own selfish means. Then there is the majority who doesn't even bother to speak out against these atrocities and are therefore as just as guilty.

        June 9, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
      • Fawad


        I quote you "God said that the Bible (New testament that Christians follow) will be the last and only book given by God. All others are false and should be disregarded".

        Where does it say in the Bible what you have claimed above? I want to see the exact verse. Secondly you dont even know you own Book that you keep on quoting. Bible was compiled atleast 30 years after the what you call crusifiction. It was compiled by John hence book of John etc. etc. So at the least Bible is the imaginations of the followers of Jesus (peace be upon this noble messanger of God and his virgin monther). The Book was not even compiled in his life.

        Both you and Dan simply dissapoint me with your lack of knowlegde about your own religions. Hey Bribe me, may be i will convert of Christianity... 🙂 cause logically you are not making any sence whatso ever...

        June 9, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Fawad

        MaryM, i asked you the produce the verse that you mentioned. Where is the verse? Cant produce it cause you lie and i caught you in you lie? again if you read bible and Quraan, Bible is 100% more brutal and violent then Quraan.

        Either produce the verse or go crawl back in your Bubble of fools paradise and stay there...! we are debating here, you asked me a quested i answered now either answer my questions or go away and dont waste my time.

        Go read Bible and Quraan side by side and then come talk to me. MaryM.

        June 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        So Fawad, you call Jesus' mother a virgin, does this not prove that you believe him to be the son of God? Could he not also be God in human form?

        June 10, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |

    Marine Queen
    Well stated. I have one son in Kandahar now.
    Semper Fi

    June 7, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      So you agree with all that right-wing mumbo-jumbo just like Marine Queen does,meaning that we're there on some fairy tale mission to rescue the people from these "diabolical" Taliban.

      June 7, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Until you have lived under the Taliban rule I guess you have no care for who has. If the Taliban should regain power, Afghanistan will be again a staging area for terrorists and there would be many more plots to attack the western world.

        June 8, 2010 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
      • Stuck In Afghany

        You think the Taliban are just gonna leave us alone forever if we leave this place? Their goal is not solely to govern this country. They will use their authority to strike fear into citizens, force them to do their "dirty work," perform the mission that they believe they were called to do....spread their radical Islamic beliefs and destroy the western world and its proponents. They are still here, and they are fighting, but they are being supressed. One foreign attack on US soil was enough to wake us up to the fact that we are not invincible.....letting these extremists do what they want, when they want, all the way on the other side of the world, could oopen up a whole new can of worms.

        June 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Squid

        Onesmallvoice...if you hate the way we do buiness so much why not just move to Afghanistan and live under their rule since you seem to prefer them so much. Or come do my job out here in the desert for a month and see how you fare. Wear my body armor for an hour and see how your body holds up. Skid on the rocks while covering during a rocket attack and see how your elbows hold up the next day. I highly suspect that you have never experienced what we do. So stop talking about it. Or perhaps you are just trying to compensate for that other thing about you that is small. Grow a pair.

        June 9, 2010 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
    • devildog

      Yes ! Semper Fi
      USMC 80/84

      June 9, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |

    Go a little slower on the drugs & alcohol. Your babbling like a "FOOL"

    June 7, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. alien3x

    yea i know is scary but??? there is many american troops that already know there is no reason to be there killing inosent ppl and thats what i call real soldiers who know whats good and whats wron and i feel sorry for the army in the war but they know lake many of us the they are fighting for non reason and is what i call manipulation and bull crap

    June 7, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      Well put,alien3x.

      June 7, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • MaryM

      You are truly ignorant for several reasons. 1. You can't spell and your words are barely coherent. 2. You know nothing of the American spirit. Terrorists kill more innocent muslims than they do Americans. They do not give their lives for anyone but themselves. The American soldier is willing to risk his or her life for the good of everyone and not just Americans. Americans care that the Kurds were gassed, Americans care that warlords in Somalia were keeping food and medical aid from the civilians and Americans care that little Afghan girls want to go to school. Therefore we will fight with our last breath to ensure everyone knows freedom. That is the American way.

      June 9, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
      • Fawad

        Oh so you didnt like when i produced the verses so my words are misspelled and i dont make any sence? Bible doesnt make any sence.

        Guess you dont like what i showed you. Now again dont make it about Americans its about Americas foriegn policy that i am against. Yes people do like America, no doubt but that doesnt mean they want to be invaded by America, These are two different things. You have been brain washed and your weak ego has been pumped up by these mirages that is being fed to you. You like visiting France right? Do you want France occupying you?

        If American foriegn policy is source of so good, then why is everyone outside American including the Europeans have started to hate its actions. Just cause you have the prime ministers in Obamas pocket that doesnt mean he has the street. Keep living in your Bubble of ignorence thinking non americans want to be invaded and occupied and keep living in your Bubble that christianity and Bible are non violent.

        Keep living in your fools paradase MaryM. Its easy to live in fools paradise as compared to crawl outside and look the world in the eyes, thats the way people like you live.

        After killing 100,000 civilians in a war by American Amensty Internationals figures, considered to be WRONG by everyone in the planet now, if that is your humanity and this is your reply, well i guess thats what Bible teaches you right, Kill everyone of a different religion as i quoted above. Well Happy living in your Bubble...!

        June 9, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Iraq Paramedic

    Proverbs 25:21 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: 22 For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee.
    Allthough yes I would like to take away the moral constraints we have put on our selves as a nation, only because we would be able to wipe out this whole enemy & all others we have had in a very short time. But, that would mean we would allow the enemy to make us as bad as them in the world's eyes.
    Being the good guys on the moral high ground is much harder than letting the evil rule us. He that can rule his spirit is mightier than he that can take a city, also in Proverbs.
    May GOD bless & keep us all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 7, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Steve

    "On Saturday, a bicycle bomb exploded in front of the Red Cross office in the southern Afghan province, killing a policeman and injuring 11 people, authorities said."

    Hey Red Cross... still think fixing up the Taliban and teaching them first aid is a good idea?

    June 7, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  17. ImNoExpert

    Its scary that you could be killed by a hidden explosive at any moment in these places.

    But I guess thats why its called terrorism.

    June 7, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Marine Queen

      SCARY?!!!! ImNoExpert.... this is not a horror movie..... it's the reality!!!! Ask some of the troops who are there to tell you how scary it is.... they have to face this hidden danger all time... even when they are trying to sleep.!!!. and not just IEDs, insurgent attacks, remote controlled bombs, suicide bombers.... the lot... and for what? To defend our FREEDOM!!!!
      So, instead fo saying how scary it is... why not pray for them that God keep them all safe and return them back to us...that's all we can do from the SAFETY of our homes.
      Thank you to all the troops, God Bless you All....Watch over you and Keep you safe..

      June 7, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
      • Onesmallvoice

        What's more scary than to have bombs dropped on you from the air?Ask the people who lived in Baghdad during the first Gulf War or better yet,ask the people in Hanoi,Vietnam!

        June 7, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • MaryM


        I'll tell you what're more scary knowing that you can't go to the mosque, market, school or anywhere without worrying that your own people will blow you up. These terrorists kill more innocent civilians than they do US and Nato troops.

        June 9, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |