August 2nd, 2010
01:27 PM ET

ISAF: Suicide bombing kills 5 children

KABUL, Afghanistan — An explosives-laden vehicle driven by a suicide bomber detonated before reaching its target Monday, killing five Afghan children and injuring an Afghan police officer, according to a statement by the U.S.-led international military force.

The statement said the attack was aimed at the governor of the Dand district in Kandahar province, but the improvised explosive device went off prematurely and caused civilian casualties. Another explosive device detonated nearby, causing no casualties, the statement added.

"This act of terrorism and the many like it should be all it takes for people to understand the motivation and thought process of the insurgents," said Maj. Gen. Michael Regner, deputy chief of staff for combined joint
operations of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command.

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  1. Juan Tamad

    Killed children? I wonder why nobody in Afghanistan is holding protest or demonstrations over this? (if you haven't been to Afghanistan- demonstrations happen all the time, especially if the NATO forces killed a civilian that they say is not involved in terrorist activities.)

    Here we have 5 afghan children and none of these monkeys are saying diddley squat to the Taliban. Must be becoz of FEAR. There's the solution, AFGHANS RESPOND TO FEAR!!!

    August 4, 2010 at 4:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. mike

    Mission accomplished... eh W?

    August 3, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. John

    Here is wisdom. Pul out of each and every Muslim nation. Let them kill themselves instead of us. Cordone off the Middle East so that no one else can be harmed by the 6th century technology and morality.

    August 3, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. krenz

    Where are the rioters in protest of those deaths? These folks are such hypocrites!–screw em!

    August 3, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. mike

    the Taliban will change their tactics- they know that unless they provide good products to the Afghan population, they will lose popular support even in the Pastun population. the Irony is that the Central Govt and the ANP are so corrupt that the Taliban has a better reputation for just and fair governance. how bad is the Govt and ANP when the Taliban with their strict Sharia law are a better alternative. this is why The Army is winning the War but the State department is losing it by coddling the inept corrput central government. its time for us to switch tactics. build afghanistan from the ground up. support the local villages. provide assistance and permanant security. provide jobs. just as the stimlus failed because it was focused on the Top – down approach, our cureent strategy in Afghanistan will fail because it does not address the avarage afghan population. This has to be a bottom up fight. take care of the average afghan with security, jobs, hope. education is optional. if they choose to abuse their women- thats their choice. We are not their to spread our values. we are their to create a viable stable state that can battle the taliban and hinder the enemy.

    August 3, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jimmy the Gent

    I have deployed to Afghanistan, I seen that not all people are wanting to cause harm, but it doesn’t help that it is a 3rd world country, corruption is everywhere, drugs are everywhere. Education is not what it should be, and the good people get threatened and taken advantage of. Religion and State are one, and that in itself is illogical. Especially with the violent beliefs of Islam, which are just lies to deceive young men who don’t know any better? They are not martyrs and they will not get 72 virgins. These are all obvious lies to us who think with logic. I hope we can leave the country, in which thousands of years has been infested with the likes of War, and we should start thinking about our counties economy and homeland security.

    August 3, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    This Country tried to turn Their cheeks... But the Enemy keeps hitting us so now it is Our turn to make them Turn Their Cheeks!!!

    August 3, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. USMC Forever

    Come on Andrew "my Uterus Hurts Lubin" kiss my @ss you terrorist POS!!! Get used to the tea party lingo as they will be elected into office. The Democraps and the Repub crooks blew it so now its the tea party's turn to blow it.

    August 3, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      I wonder if you were ever in the Marines??? The Marines I know are for This Country not against it like You are!!! You ought to be ashamed of yourself how you talk on here...

      August 3, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • ARMYForever

        Your right retard boy, I was never in the Marines, I'm in the Army like you and I give all the secrets away to the Taliban so they can kill me better. Get a grip Army boy, these people teach and train their children to kill Americans and the Infidel, so who gives a poop, Fooooolllllll!!!!! All you liberals kiss me where the sun don't shine Beeeeooocchhhesss!!!

        August 3, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • USAF

        Will you people stop using that Tea Party lingo?What's wrong with you all???

        August 3, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • USAF D.C.

        Well someone took my ID haha.

        August 4, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Riza Afghan

      Once again Go F00K yourself !

      August 3, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Riza Afghan

      USMC Forever, stupid A – Hole !

      August 3, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • Andrew Lubin

        You nailed it,Riza! He sure is!

        August 3, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • dwight huth

        FOOK yourself tooooooo!!!!

        August 16, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Enigmatic Airman

    But wait a minute...I thought that any deaths of children were automatically Americas fault...I cant beleive suicide bombers would kill children...

    August 3, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • USAF

      I know we cause all the deaths there Enigmatic Airman cuz were the evil ones remember... Nah man it's ok though they kill there own people and innocent people aroulnd the world cuz we are free and they hate it, but if we try to protect the people living there and try to get rid of this evil we're in the wrong. I dont care if your left wing or right wing an oppressed people need help they have been overrun with taliban and corrupt leaders. If that was happening in America and we needed help people would be screaming for help. They want to save trees and animals but not human lifes. It's sad and sick

      August 3, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        They rather have them here killing Our People rather than us be there killing theirs!!!

        August 3, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC Forever

      Who gives a rat's @ss about any of their children, they are future suicide bombers anyway. Lets be honest Pakistan and Afganistan are poopholes and are not a place to take a vacation. These are 3rd world lowlifes with 3rd world logic.
      If any country decided to make a glass parking lot out of either, no one would care and you would get rid of alot of problems in the world. These poopholes are just like Samolia, lawless and not worth a piece of trash.

      August 3, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • Andrew Lubin

        Come on,USMC forever.Do you really have to use that Tea Party lingo in order to make a point?The English language already has an extensive vocabulary of decent words so this Tea Party lingo really isn't that necessary.

        August 3, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        You should care about all the Children of the World!!! Because they are the future of the World... If you think They wouldn't remember who tried to help them and who is killing them you are crazy!!!

        August 3, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Andrew Lukin: Don't you know the Marines think they are the only ones losing Their People in any War!!! So of Course they think like the Tea Party!!! Because they are just as bad as they are...

        August 3, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • Riza Afghan

        Go F00k Yourself !

        August 3, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jon

    They shouldn't be allowed to play with explosives period. TNT is not a toy. They need training and should be required to carry a permit, and maybe then fewer people would get hurt. It is one thing to use them constructively, as in building buildings (developing a foundation), but everytime a bomb goes off over there somebody gets hurt. They don't know what they are doing. Stupid! I hear they wear bombs n their underpants. You should never wear a bomb! It wouldn't surprise me if they start eating bombs. . . but again that isn't how they should be used. They are against education though so that mght not happen. They believe ignorance is bliss, at least the Taliban do.

    August 3, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Do your really think that the Tarriest would fight a fair fight against the United States and other Forces fighting them??? This way they kill more People without getting Their People killed!!!

      August 3, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Come on,Phunnie boy,learn to spell for crying at loud.Terrorists is not spelled Tarriest! and quit using my name to embarrass me!!!

        August 3, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Smith in Oregon

    Hopefully now that Democratic lawmakers have cut off funding to Pakistan, the Pakistani ISI will not be able to enlist and equip as many suicide bombers as they had before. I suspect the numbers of Taliban fighters the Pakistani ISI sent to murder as many American and NATO troops in Afghanistan will now drop also.

    August 3, 2010 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      You People are such a Racist that you can't see what is really happening in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan!!!

      August 3, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Riza Afghan

    someone must and should shut down ISI Pakistani somehow and anyhow.
    Spend billions and trillions to shut down ISI complete else terror will never end !!!

    Pakistan is home of Terrorists and will always be if someone don't take care of it...

    August 2, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Why do you think the Pakistan Forces are fighting to stop??? Do you think they are killing Their Military because they need less People???

      August 3, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |

    I guess as long as NATO tries to run Afghanistan, this carnage will only continue.Does Obama and his cronies care?Why should they?After all,it was not their children!!!

    August 2, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      You got that right,Bubba!!!

      August 2, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Your still not happy that You lose the Civil War aren't You??? As long as Your concern!!! Anyone that is not a Southern doesn't deserve to have anything right??? I PRAY TO GOD that some day all People of the World will be free and have a chance of a good life for Them and Their Family!!!

      August 3, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Maiwand

    Yet another terrorist act of ISI.....More to come because of the planned parlementary elections.

    August 2, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Riza Afghan

      someone must and should shut down ISI Pakistani somehow and anyhow.
      Spend billions and trillions to shut down ISI complete else terror will never end !!!

      Pakistan is home of Terrorists and will always be if someone don't take care of it.

      August 2, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      What can you expect from People that rather have hate than a education???

      August 3, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Tony_Homeless_VA.pdf (653KB)

      August 3, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |