February 14th, 2011
07:04 AM ET

Suicide bomber attacks shopping center

Kabul, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber attacked a shopping center in Kabul City on Monday afternoon killing at two people, officials said.

The attack took place at the City Center shopping mall, said police spokesman Hashmatiullah Stanikzai.

He said a guard at the mall was killed, while another was wounded.

The second fatality was a civilian, said Kabir Amiri, head of the central hospital.

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  1. Dan from Chicago, IL

    We are helping to build schools and to create jobs so everyone has an opportunity in Afghanistan unlike the Taliban who restricted girls from going to school and women to their homes. Also only taught the young boys hatred for the west and jihad being a noble cause. And I highly doubt that the Taliban taught them science, math and history except that of Islam and the pagan Mohammad who became the spirit of truth after saying that the prophecy of Isaiah was for himself and not that of Jesus and what Jesus had called the comforter meaning Holy Spirit but the false prophet once again proclaimed that Jesus was talking about himself, the old man who married a nine year old girl. The last prophet, right?

    February 14, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Dan – You are a liar. You are not helping the Afghan people. My italian friends did it from the 80ties without killing anyone.
      This is window-dressing after the massacre, but there are plenty of orphans ready to become suicide bombers like in Iraq.

      February 15, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Oh yea salerno, what did your friends do tp help the afghans in the 80's under communist rule? Make pizzas?

        February 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        And i tell you the truth the enemy has made many more orphans than we have in both Iraq and Afghanistan. And we compensate the families that are killed mistakenly by NATO forces.

        February 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan – They built hospitals and give emergency medical and surgery assistance. The US war created 500.000 orphans in Iraq and an imprecised number in Afghanistan. If just 2% of them become suicide bombers it means there are 10.000 suicide bombers in Iraq and probably about the same in Afghanistan. As about your compensation, almost nobody received it, as you give money to the military not to the people.

        February 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dan from Chicago, IL

    And what do you think we are trying to do for the average afghan? Or do you think we are just trying to help the rich get richer and do not care about the average afghan?

    February 14, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. SuchAPeacefulPeopleNOT

    Those infidel shoppers deserved it .

    February 14, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. cput

    I vote we let them blow themselves up and send our troops home.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dan from Chicago, IL

    If revenge why hit a shopping mall where there would only be civilians? I believe it was done to terrorize the people. Hence terrorist organization?

    February 14, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Dan – The target was the guard, stupid.

      February 14, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        A shopping mall guard? Someone watching out for shoplifters.

        February 14, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Americans created so many suicide bombers than even low level targets are hit.

        February 15, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. salerno

    It is tragic. I neverhteless disagree with Dan as the problem is not Sharya. Bangash correctly blamed both AlQaeda and US occupation, but I don't think it is done for Islam, as in the vast majority of cases these suicide bombers want revenge for having some relatives killed by the Americans or their allies, including the Pakistan military or Afghanistan officials.
    Unfortunately I fear these attacks will continue for many years even after the american will exit the country, because the violence always creates other violence.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  7. BANGASH

    Very tragic, barbaric, inhuman and highly condemnable action and I do not understand why Afghans are being denied the right to live. Osama is, killing them in the name of Islam, through such inhuman suicide missions, while Obama is, killing them, in war on terror, in bombing, drone attacks, collateral damages and friendly fires. Where is the world human conscience to see this genocide? No doubt Taliban-Alqaida might be behind this barbarism but US occupation is its undeniable reason. Why not deny reason by ending occupation and stabilize Afghanistan in accordance with the UN Charter and under UN flag. Sooner Americans are replaced by UN it will be better for Americans, Afghans and whole world. Americans presence in itself is a problem not part of the problem.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dan from Chicago, IL

    How sick can people be to try to destabilize the country when their doing so well? Their such jealous and hateful people that cannot have peace even with their own brothers. Do they not understand brotherly love? They believe that God would have them kill people to have their way with strict sharia law rather than God's given right of freedom for every human being. Their laws and punishments are against the human rights of the people especially the women and girls which many are scarred for life if not publicly murdered in the streets! And they call themselves godly people!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy..

      Agree Dan....... hate among own brothers !!!

      February 14, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dindy..

    This story is not about a dress .

    February 14, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |