July 5th, 2010
11:43 AM ET

Market bombing kills five, including four children

A motorcycle laden with explosives detonated Sunday at a market in Helmand Province, killing five people - including four children - and injuring eight others, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said Saturday.

An ISAF statement said a second explosive device discovered on a donkey in the area was successfully defused. There was no way to independently verify the information.

U.S. Gen. David Petraeus, who assumed command of the Afghanistan mission on Sunday, accused insurgents of "killing and maiming innocent Afghan civilians on a daily basis."

"No tactic is beneath the insurgents; they repeatedly kill innocent civilians, and they frequently seek to create situations that will result in injury to Afghan citizens," Petraeus said in the statement.

Also Sunday, ISAF reported two members of the coalition military force died in separate incidents in southern Afghanistan.

One soldier was killed in a bomb explosion Sunday, and another died while on combat patrol on Thursday, according to an ISAF statement. No further details were available.

Filed under: Civilian deaths • Daily Developments
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  1. USMC forever


    July 26, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |

    This is the real BUBBA. I like hearing about civilian deaths. That give me a warm fuzzy fealing

    July 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      How sick is that, you should be celebrating Predator drone attacks not this.

      July 14, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • Onesmallvoice

        Yes Predator Drones attacking the taliban are a more fitting cause for celebration not this.

        July 14, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cyrus Howell

    This was a very mentally ill American CIA agent on that motorcycle.

    July 13, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  4. cecile ramirez from philippines...

    i know you feelings naser,i'm not against your stand..but,we are all sad about this nonsense and so stupid war..we are all concerned,sad about so many lives lost in this battle..but, as we all know,US soldiers are just doing their job,they sincerity in their works..they don't really wants to kill civillian,it is all but an accident..let us understand the soldiers,their hardships they are suffering now..i am not here just to make enemies,just want to shares my stand too.i'm not against on people of afghanistan..i am praying for the peace in your country..and let the soldiers be in their own families as well....

    July 8, 2010 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Brag about the Americans all you like,but are they truly any better than the Russians were???

      July 8, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
      • Onesmallvoice

        Stop droning on and on and on...

        July 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. naser from afghanistan

    Good propaganda!

    If Taliban kills, CNN show it worldwide. But you guys don't know how many civilian children get killed by American soldiers. Few days ago a female American soldier threw hand grenade into a group of children, then left the spot quickly.
    On 7 July Americans killed a guy who had brick factory, when his brother came and asked Americans why thy did it? Americans said: 'We're sorry, and take this money for the mistake." They shot em 12 bullets in chest. Now you guys be th judge and tell me how you can justify it? Should US casualties go higher looking at this story or not. In Jan of this year 44 soldiers got killed, but in June 101 soldiers got killed. So it means that the Afghan public really hates Americans now.

    July 8, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Can one really blame them? I suppose not.

      July 8, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
      • Onesmallvoice

        Yet Afghan civilian casualties are lower now than anytime in the last 20 years. Lower by far than when they were oppressed by the taliban.

        July 8, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Ok naser... so you were there to witness all of that? You were there to witness Americans throwing hand grenades and shooting people indiscriminately? Or did you hear that from one of your blind "elders"? That's odd, because all the people I know who are there fighting to keep your sorry butt safe are telling me that they are fighting with one arm tied behind their backs due to stupid rules that prevent troops from doing much of anything in terms of violence.

      The Taliban intimidate and kill innocent people daily, and this guy comes on here spewing out b.s.

      July 9, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jerry

    The brave taliban strike again what a bunch of hero's.

    July 6, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Hey you,quit using my name to blog in here.I'd rather blog for myself as I'm no right-wing nutjob and have absolutely no use for this obscene war.

      July 6, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |

        It seems to be spreading!

        July 7, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |

        Here goes Funny boy again!!!This is truly revolting!!!

        July 7, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ernie Beatty

    Bledsoe or whoever you are,I'm with you 100%.

    July 6, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |


      July 6, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • Onesmallvoice

        You are all as thick as thieves CIA all the way through and through.

        July 6, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Momofason

    I find it so very disappointing that you are more concerned about the death of a donkey and don't even bother to express sympathy for two brave young men who gave their lives so you all could have your freedoms. God bless our troops and may they come home safely to their families.

    July 5, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Ignore onesmallbrain they will post anything just to get attention if they get ignored they start an argument with themselves. Pathetic.

      July 6, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      Sorry,Momofason,that wasn't me but some right-wing freak using my name trying to make a sick joke out of this war again.

      July 6, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Just stop it now. Nobody thinks you are either clever or funny.

        July 6, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jaybob

    Wow. Time and time again, the Taliban show their true colors. It doesn't suprise me at all. Between dressing up like women, decapitating religious minorities, hanging children, and then this- Well...

    It would take a complete bufoon to think NATO is wrong. A spineless, idiotic, attention-craving, booger-eating moron.

    More Muslim Courage, right here in this very headline.

    July 5, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      On the other hand,only an amoral person or an absolute idiot would put NATO in the right as it hs no business there in the first place.

      July 5, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Onesmallvoice

    Oh that poor donkey.

    July 5, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |

      Are you trying to be funny,Onesmallvoice?It's quite sickening how you right-wing freaks make a joke out of everything and I wish that you creeps would cut that out.

      July 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • Onesmallvoice

        Sorry,Bubba,that creep who just blogged under my name isn't me,but some right-wing fool trying to make a joke out of this war like you said and I too find it very sickening.It's bad enough to like this obscene war but uite another to make a cheap joke out of it.

        July 5, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |