December 6th, 2010
07:57 AM ET

Officials report blast near military base in eastern Afghanistan

 A suicide bomb blast in eastern Afghanistan killed two NATO troops and injured 18 others, NATO and Afghan officials said Sunday.

Rohulla Samon, spokesman for the governor of Paktia province, said the blast occurred around 1:30 p.m. Three foreigners and 13 Afghan civilians were among those injured, he said.

Home & Away: Coalition casualties

Samon described the blast as an improvised explosive device, but according to a NATO news release, it was a suicide blast.

Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Zahir Azimi said the explosion, near a NATO military base, injured five Afghan soldiers and some civilians.

It took place in a small local carpet market, he said.

Journalist Matiullah Mati contributed to this report.

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  1. Dindy.....

    You are really brave Joel 2208. Are you in the military too?

    December 9, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Joel2208

      Thank you Dindy,although it's not true.

      December 13, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joel 2208

    American soldiers are the only ones standing in the way of these attacks, if we leave, they"ll only get worse, lets finish what we started and eliminate the Taliban threat!

    December 8, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      Joel, you ought to know better than that or are you trying to be funny?

      December 12, 2010 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
      • Joel2208

        Sorry Greg,I was just trying to get a joke in edgeways. Of course I know better that what I posted above.

        December 13, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dindy.....


    December 8, 2010 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dindy.....

    Roy..this is the news you came running to tell. you must be very happy ?? who knows next time they kill you also.

    December 7, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    La. truth of 360 degrees is a cult which kills for their own beliefs without regard to who might be killed!

    December 7, 2010 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. Roy

    PAKTIA, Dec. 05 – As many 19 NATO invaders and their local minions got killed and 13 were severely hurt in the martyrdom attack by a lone heroic Afghan Mujahid of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, aimed at the joint enemy Corps 203 in Gardez city, the capital of Paktia, Mujahideen officials said Sunday.

    As per details, the martyr attack was carried out by Mujahid Gul, coming from Ghazni province as the combined US-NATO invaders and puppets gathered at the newly-built bazaar within the Qul-e-Urdu (Corps) known as Sunday Bazaar, killing and wounding dozens of the US-NATO and Afghan puppets on the spot.

    The successful martyr attack comes as the fresh wave martyrdom operations have quickened pace

    December 7, 2010 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      And the martyr will burn in hell for eternity!!!

      December 7, 2010 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy.....

      So.....? They knew that they were going to fight in a war. They are brave soldiers. This is not something to count and shout because it was not a foot ball game. These brave men sacrificed for a reason that they believed whether you like it or not.

      December 7, 2010 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  7. Dindy.....

    May God take all of us out from this terrible situation. Amen!!!

    December 7, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Soon, very soon Dindy...

      December 7, 2010 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy.....

        Thank you Dan.

        December 7, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dindy.....

    correction....ourselves...not our self

    December 7, 2010 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  9. Dindy.....

    We know few men who went to heaven (Elijah, Moses and Jesus) They did not Blast them selves to go to Heaven. These people sacrifice their lives with others to worship blood thirst devil. Those days there were same kind of people like this who used to cut their hands and offer blood that they will be answered by God . But their God was not the true God. But a god named Baal 🙁 How come a Holy God be happy when see his children get blast and die in pieces. This body is given to us by God. So how can we use it the way we want. It belongs to God. We cant blast it when we want unless god make us depart from it in God"s own time.

    December 6, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Love in no way by any means is submission!!!!!!!!

      December 7, 2010 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  10. Dindy.....

    Gary...agree with you.

    December 6, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Well I don't. The NATO forces must leave!

      December 6, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sanity

        must be drinking the msnbc olberman kool-aide

        December 7, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Gary Johndro

    This is terrible. We can't have this going on,no way!!!

    December 6, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |