July 29th, 2010
09:44 AM ET

6 Afghan civilians killed in IED attacks

Insurgents killed six Afghan civilians and wounded three more in improvised explosive device attacks in Afghanistan on Wednesday, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said Thursday.

Four civilians were killed and three wounded in Zabul province in the south and two died in Nimroz province in the southwest.

Improvised explosive devices, which are homemade bombs, have been the weapon of choice for insurgents in Afghanistan.

ISAF said the United Nations has reported that incidents involving IEDs "increased by 94 percent within the first four months of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009."

"ISAF remains committed to its mission to partner with the Afghan security forces to protect the Afghan people," said Col. Rafael Torres, an ISAF spokesman said.

"Eliminating the indiscriminate IED threat to civilians and military forces is a key focus for our operations."

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  1. JesusNeedsABreak

    Don't wanna be a martyr in this war
    Don't wanna hear the same excuses anymore
    That everything's a threat
    And it's only gonna get worse if we let it

    Don't wanna blame the rich for what they got
    Don't point a finger at the poor for what they have not
    Though the politician and the priest
    Live in the belly of the beast because we fed it

    Freedom is seldom found
    By beating someone to the ground
    Telling them how everything is gonna be now!

    "written by Amos Lee Great American Artist"

    July 30, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      I know, what a putz.

      July 31, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. area man

    why do the Talaban try and control the general poulation when that is close to impossible to find them all beacause they do such a good job of blending in with the general population perhaps handing out flyers would be a better stradagy than blowing up your fellow countrymen

    July 29, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • atal

      Clean up your own back yard before commenting here you lying paki.

      July 29, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • The other Steve

      We wouldn't be there if the terrorists didn't run planes into our buildings. We wouldn't be there if you idiots would stop using the Islamic religion as some type of sick cult control... making people give their lives (like suicide bombers) for the cause of oppressing people and killing anyone who is not like you. Muhammad would be ashamed.

      July 30, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. glacier

    Well, Steve, those people are ignorant of the FACTS of things. NATO and the Taliban both kill civilians, and the Taliban has admitted that they will slaughter any civilians accused of having anything to do with the government, and civilians who do not agree with their Islamist ideologies. It is all about power and control.

    Now, sit back and wait for the jihadists to come in here and issue death threats and attempt to shove their dogma down everyone's throats.

    July 29, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      You got that right. If he could he would like to pick and chose who died according to his twisted agenda.

      July 29, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. The other Steve

    I'd like to see the posts from all the people who constantly bash the US/NATO whenever they kill a civilian. Where are you now that these civilians were killed by the Taliban?

    July 29, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Will you stop with that right-wing bla-bla-bla!It's getting awfully old!!!

      July 29, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • The other Steve

        Not really, buddy. I present a valid point. I haven't seen one post yet about how the Taliban is horrible and evil and wrong for killing these civilians. I only see idiotic banter from people like you.

        July 30, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |