January 14th, 2011
03:08 PM ET

Bomb kills 7 in Afghanistan

A makeshift bomb exploded Friday in southeastern Afghanistan, killing seven Afghans, NATO said.

The bomb struck the victims' vehicle in Arghandab district of Zabul province.

"Our thoughts are with the families of the victims at this difficult time, said U.S. Air Force Col. Charles Toplikar, of NATO's International Security Assistance Force. "This is a senseless attack on innocent Afghan civilians using indiscriminate weapons."

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  1. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    We are in Afghanistan to kill or capture Taliban and terrorists! We never knew there were minerals there! And we won't take any when we leave. All of their resources will be used to help their economy grow! It will be up to the government as to who will get the contracts to mine the minerals, but it will be the Afghan people that will do the work. It's a win win situation for Afghanistan, but if there are people like these that kill innocent lives just because they do not want to live under Islamic extremism then there will be no future for the Afghan people.

    January 14, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • BANGASH

      I REQUEST YOU DAN TO VISIT A WEB johnperkins.org OR STUDY HIS BOOK THE CONFESSIONS OF ECONOMIC HIT MAN. I AM SURE YOU WILL JOIN HIM IN HIS MISSION OF CHANGING AMERICA AND MAKING THE WORLD SAFER FOR OUR GRAND CHILDREN.

      January 16, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        I don't care what this man John Hopkins has done in his four lives unless now he shows unselfish love towards all people! And unlike the Islamic extremists who kill because they think their way of life IS THE ONLY WAY GOD wants us all to live he may now be doing just that, but until these Jihadists Islamic radical rebels also have a change of heart and begin to show love towards all people and stop the killings, suicide bombings, bombings or just plain murdering of innocent people I will neither forgive or ask my fellow Americans or the western world to stop their fight against them!
        Also there are some people in the world who do not live their lives Godly and even live theirs devilishly, but you do not take out whole societies because of it. NO! You do not take the law in your own hands! You bring evidence to an attorney or a judge and you bring a case up against them! If you are wronged this is how you make it right, you don't blow yourself up along with many others! THIS WILL ONLY BRING JUDGMENT ON YOU!!!

        January 16, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

    Here we go again with this Col.Charles Toplikar shedding his alligator tears and other officials doing the same over this incident. Why should they care as long as they're there for Afghanistan's natural resources? Gimme a break!!!

    January 14, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      That's what I say,Bubba. Good post.

      January 14, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • dindy Sri lanka

        I totally agree,Dan. Bubba is quite right.

        January 15, 2011 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |