October 20th, 2010
12:26 PM ET

Bombs in Afghanistan kill more than 20 civilians

A vehicle headed to a wedding party and a school bus carrying students hit insurgent-planted bombs in southwestern
Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 22 people and wounding 20, authorities said.

The incidents, which occurred in different districts of Nimruz province,
are the latest in Afghanistan to result from improvised explosive devices -
regarded as the top killer of civilians in the war-weary nation.

Thirteen members of a family were killed and 10 people were injured when
a vehicle struck a road mine, said Nimruz police chief Abdul Jabar Pordeli. The
people had been headed from Nimruz to Herat in western Afghanistan as part of a
wedding party.

Five women, five children and three men died, said Pordeli, who added
that the bride may have been inside the vehicle.

In another part of Nimruz, a school bus carrying female students struck
an explosive device, killing nine and wounding 10, NATO's International
Security Assistance Force said.

Eight of the nine dead were children.

"This is a horrific tragedy and demonstrates the indiscriminate killing
of civilians from IEDs planted by insurgents. ISAF condemns this violence in
the strongest possible terms," said U.S. Army Col. Rafael Torres, ISAF

"Our thoughts and concerns are with the families of this senseless

And in southern Afghanistan, an ISAF service member died in an IED attack
on Wednesday.

soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. Colin

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    September 17, 2011 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. Water Filter :

    Wedding parties are very enjoyable specially if there are many men and women that wants to dance -

    October 30, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chris

    i think that that is gay that they put a mine in thye middle of the road

    October 26, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Red77Star

    We should pull out, nothing will ever change there. It is their way and let them be.

    October 25, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      I would how This Country would be today if They listen to People like You during WWII??? It was bad enough they Listen To Idiots like You during the Korean War, Vietnam war and Desert Storm!!! We be better off today If they didn't...

      October 25, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Good For You... You finally came out!!!

    October 23, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. Dindy.....sri lanka

    leave the children alone you crazy Taliban murderers.

    October 23, 2010 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      All Children should be left alone from all Countries!!!

      October 23, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy.....sri lanka


        October 23, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        What Afghanistan needs is some of those crappy hair bands form the 80's to come help them...
        "When the children cry, let em know we tried,
        cuase when the children sing, the new world begins"

        Yeah, that song still sucks. Okay maybe they don't need the hair bands.

        October 25, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. Bishop4

    There will never be peace , not as long as your alive. Its human nature to fight. thats what sets us apart is the ability to resist those instincts. maybe if we isolate those selective countries, they will off them selves.

    October 22, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      The problem is They go else where and kill People!!! We only attack those that attack us...

      October 22, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • chris

        I know they shouold have not done that

        October 26, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bishop4

    If the taliban kills there own kind there is less of a future for them

    October 22, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  9. Bishop4

    I love how the topic always sways

    October 22, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  10. DrBombay1950

    The only good Taliban is a dead one. They strip away any free thought . It's their way or die. Well, the free world says it is you who will perish.

    October 21, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Sounds like the Republicans and tea Party here!!!

      October 21, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      As long as the Right has control... You will never have PEACE in the World!!!

      October 21, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ifeanyi

    When will killing stop in all this countries, problem in the middle east,bombing in the af Afghanistan.Let them stop killing inocent childre.the must have rethink and stop killing their fellow humanbeing

    October 21, 2010 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      It will only happen when You make killing worse to Them than PEACE would be!!!

      October 21, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dindy.....

    I am feeling terrible. what have these children done to die like this?? They are pure and innocent. Even Jesus has said heaven belongs to them and the adults too must be like children in Mathew chapter 18 in the Bible. Oh !! God!! If children are also getting killed what kind of respect is that for 360 truth??? 🙁
    Attacking Mothers and children (innocent) are doing under drugs. It is against 360 truth. How come anyone kill their own also. ?? The killers of these innocent are worst than animals. Leave the innocent alone for sake of GOD !!

    October 21, 2010 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      It is just like the Vietnamese killed Our Medical and Wounded so that They couldn't come back fighting them... If the Muslin kill the Children They won't have Them in the future to fight Them!!!

      October 21, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    What's wrong with you Bledsoe? These insurgents have no care for any lives that might get caught in the crossfire, in fact they would blow themselves up in markets or squares where they think that the people there are for a free and democratic statehood for Afghanistan. All they want is power and control over the people again so they can enforce sharia law and push Afghanistan back 1500 years into the dark ages!

    October 20, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Why should They be any different from the Rich all over the World??? The Rich want to make slaves out of all the other People!!!

      October 21, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Dindy.....

    what a sad incident . school children and people who go to a wedding !!! 🙁

    October 20, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • atal

      Dindy to them the words target victim and martyr are interchangable.

      October 20, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        I agree- martyr sounds better to them of course. Dead is Dead by any name in my book.

        October 21, 2010 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  15. Bledsoe

    Were the Taliban really responsible for these attacks or is Is NATO trying to lay the blame on the Taliban as usual? With all the right-wing propaganda floating around nowadays,it's hard to tell.

    October 20, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      You're an idiot. Who's more likely to do such things? The most civilized country in the world, or a poor group of fanaticals who stone people to death or behead them, and plant bombs and poison gas at childrens schools? Get a grip you nut

      October 20, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • atal

        look up the meaning of the word civilised and you will see that the meaning excludes the taliban you fool.

        October 20, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • roman

        well if we look back at our history we see that "the most civilized country in the world." (the U.S.)
        has done beyond worst things than this. let me refresh your mind...hiroshima, 9/11, and over a million deaths of iraqi civilians.
        dont believe everything the media puts out. ignorant people like you is who they aim at.

        October 21, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • TomS


      October 21, 2010 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Why blame NATO if the right wing caused it??? It seems like a way for the Taliban to make Their last effort to keep the war going against Us!!!

      October 21, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • MaryM

      People like you make me absolutely sick! First, if the US was so cruel to do something like that private Manning would have told wikileaks all about it. Second, the Taliban and Al Qaeda are responsible for more Muslim deaths than the entire US Army. Maybe you should join up and see what it's all about.

      October 22, 2010 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
    • beachbatt

      This sort of thing happens all the time over there. The IED's are meant for soldiers but locals sometimes are at the recieving end. Maybe if this keeps up the locals will stop supporting the Taliban and start to taking care of thier country.

      October 22, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |