January 28th, 2011
12:19 PM ET

Taliban claim responsibility for Kabul blast that killed 8

he Taliban claimed responsibility Friday for a blast that killed eight people at a market in the Afghan capital that is popular with international residents.

At least six others were wounded, authorities said.

Three of those killed were non-Afghans, said Hashmatiullah Stamikzai, a Kabul police spokesman.

The market is close to embassies that represent governments around the world.

A Taliban spokesman said the terror group had knowledge that a security agent for Xe - the company formerly known as Blackwater - was in the supermarket. The spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said at least one person affiliated with Xe was killed, but that claim could not immediately be verified.

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  1. Dindy..

    Salerno..going around Kahbah is not enough . One should listen to what indwelling spirit say. One can do it with only if communicate Almighty daily like Jesus did.
    One is at peace in even worst situation when God is within. I believe that was what happen on the cross. God "s spirit was within Jesus . There was no answer from heaven. It was a mission. Sad and painful. Yet Jesus bared it as God was with Jesus . It is impossible to say what Jesus said that day if God "s spirit was not within JESUS. (mARK 3) a PERSON LIKE jesus has no business with someone like Judas. No way that Jesus enter a body of a sinner unless one comes to salvation.

    January 30, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      If GOD was with Jesus why are The People the ones causing the Problem??? Because those of Us that believe in the Real GOD only want to be able to live By GODS Laws!!!

      January 31, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Dindy: GOD said that He would not interfere with what We do... GOD will judge us after We die!!!

        January 31, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      The only PRAYER listen to are the Jewish People... Because We PRAY to the Only GOD!!!

      January 31, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Larry – did you pray to have the holocaust ?

      February 1, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Like the People doesn't know who the Tarriest are!!!

    January 30, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy..

      THIS IS NOT LARRY SPEAKING. This must be that pony.

      January 30, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        If You can't tell the difference from Me and Him You are really stupid!!!

        January 31, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. SalernoPrefersSheep

    over Wak-o-boy.

    January 29, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Wak-o-boy

    Likes to do salerno from be(hind).

    January 29, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy..

      Wak-0-boy ..wake up....you are writing something out of the subject

      February 3, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dindy..

    Why dont we all pray for peace rather than scolding each other. This does not take us to peace. Many suffer while we sit and type. We all must pray like one family to end war and restore peace in every country as non of us are perfect. pLEASE PRAY TO God to bring all of us out from this bad situation. Amen.

    January 29, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Dindy, Jesus foretold of these coming times and it is good to pray, but as for peace it will only come when God and his power has shown that evil will be finished and they cry for mercy and ask for forgiveness of all their senseless killings for they will know who is God, not that of their 360 cult or their false prophet Mohammad, but Jesus our Lord and Savior!

      January 29, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        We are still waiting for Jesus to make PEACE in this World!!! All I see if His Believers making it worse instead of better...

        January 30, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy..

        Dan..Let them be if they do not listen. Leave it with God and just pray for peace because we are not in position to go to war . So our mission is to pray for their salvation in spirit.

        January 30, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy..

        Dan..accroding to salerno Taliban are not helping Bin anymore. But helping the Afghan people . They have supported during floods too. I think we have to listen carefully what they also speak. Also we cant have religion and war at the same times. No religion tell us to kill. All these problems are made by human mistakes. As God cant do mistakes.

        February 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MED

    THANK YOU PAULA!!!

    January 28, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. MED

    THEM MEANING THE TALIBAN!!!

    January 28, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      salerno: We do not support the War... We support Our Troops fighting the War!!!

      January 30, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. MED

    And yes, Everyone you heard it from Yakibo, if one must experience criminality... Go to Afghanistan or IRAQ and you will for sure experience it from them!

    January 28, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. MED

    You said Xe was hired to help ... Exactly!!! From idiot Suicide bombers, from your country!! Your people kill your own people!!!! So who are the "mercenaries" here!!???

    January 28, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Paula

    Well said MED!!

    January 28, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Phony boy you are an ignorant fool that will follow these murderous racist people till the end when you then will cry out to God for mercy!

      January 29, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      Or I should say a religious killing machine!

      January 30, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Dan: If this Country was in Afghanistan only for Their resource??? Why are We training Them to take care of Themselves??? Would would do like every other Country tried to do by taking it over!!!

      January 30, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      I do not justify this war on terrorism with religion. It is you terrorists that do that! I am justifying this war on terrorism because the people that we are fighting are such evil people that must be stopped before they teach their children and their children the hatred of people because of what they believe in! When we fought in Iraq the first time we were defending Kuwait! In Vietnam and Korea to stop the spread of communism and you cannot call Grenada or Panama a war when we were either stopping a coup and capturing a drug dealer who ran the country. As for the attack in Iraq in 2003 we all were misled by WMD and we gave Saddam the opportunity to leave just as we gave the Taliban the opportunity to give up bin Laden and al Zawahiri! Also in Serbia we helped the Muslim people from ethnic cleansing and brokered peace so America has done GOOD IN GOD'S EYES! AND WHEN HE DOES COME HE SURLY WE MAKE YOU ALL CRY FOR MERCY AND ASK FOR FORGIVENESS FOR ALL THE INSANE KILLINGS YOU DO!!!!!!!!

      January 30, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      Salerno you and your 360 cult along with the Taliban and it's terrorist allies will burn in hell for eternity!

      January 30, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. abdol

    Stupid Taliban are not able to fight face to face and cowardly kill innocent poeple in a supermarket.
    They will for sure go to the hell.

    January 28, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy..

      Blaming America has become a passion of Asians for everything.. After all, the attacker is somewhere having a good life or dead . Innocents pay every day. God must punish him !!If he is not alive God must punish his generations for all the crimes he did!! Amen.

      January 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. gil

    salerno, you can't possibly be living in this country, sounds like you are a Taliban wannabe. you gotta be a towel head to say the things you do.

    January 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy..

      gil.....come on..this is not a problem with a towel . Good lord.....we are having big problems here than towels or pots.

      January 31, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Old Sarge

    So why do you compalin when the US takes out some civilian casualties-only trying to get the taliban cowards that hide within the general population-someday it will be you too.

    January 28, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      For instance most Sudanese in the northern part of the country have persecuted the Christians who have moved to the south!

      January 30, 2011 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |