February 28th, 2011
10:44 AM ET

10 killed, 17 hurt in Afghanistan blasts

Eight civilians and two police officers were killed when two mines planted in a playground went off Sunday in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, officials said.

The blasts in Arghandab district wounded 12 other civilians and five police officers, the country's interior ministry said.

The explosions took place during a picnic hosted by the former police chief of Arghandab district in the province, said the province's district governor.

No one immediately claimed responsibility.

"The leadership of Ministry of Interior strongly condemns the insurgent's un-Islamic and inhumane action," the ministry said. "The police have launched an investigation in to the case."

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  1. salerno

    I am not really happy when people die. I am in conflict as our countries are killing children almost every day from 10 years.
    This make me angry. Airmen are responsible and should desert instead of execute orders

    March 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. salerno

    A little revenge for the 9 children killed tusday in Kunar province !

    March 3, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy..

      salerno...why are you laughing ? All of us die one day somehow. At east these brave men die while serving for their country and nation? you must wear a suicide west and support too for your friends who blast them selves.

      March 3, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Brave men ?? Baby killers are not brave. They are using helicopters and missiles against poor people, women and children .
        THEY ARE COWARDS.

        March 4, 2011 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dindy..

    The people who blast their bodies have a mental problem.

    March 3, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Not necessarily, Dindy. Sometimes individuals with Down syndrome were used, but it was an exception. The real cause is the US invasion.
      Today I am going to open a bottle of champagne as 2-3 airmen were killed in Germany !
      The bomb news is that the shooter seems to come from KOSOVO !!!! HAHAHAHA !!!

      March 3, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  4. salerno

    You created 5 millions orphans in Iraq. It means that you killed probably 1.5 millions people.
    The survivors are potential suicide bombers. This is why I blame the US soldiers for the violence.

    March 3, 2011 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. salerno

    IF YOU DON'T BELEIVE DO A LITTLE SEARCH.

    March 3, 2011 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. salerno

    Sherri – IDIOT I WAS NOT TALKING WITH YOU ABOUT PROTECTION.

    March 3, 2011 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      BTW the soldiers SHOULD protect me, as I pay a lot of tax used to support the US military, but should do it in our land.

      March 3, 2011 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
  7. sherri

    Endless ramblings that have strayed away from the initial point-A bomb was planted in a PLAYGROUND and it killed innocent people. Perfect example of how freaks attempt to place blame on Americans without looking at themselves. There is no justification.
    Salerno-I think you lie about stuff.
    When I said protectionist stance that does not mean to protect you. IT means protect us from others.
    Thank you Kevin.

    March 2, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      It was another person claiming to protect me by going to Iraq. The military put our lives in danger.

      March 3, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  8. salerno

    US firing against the iranian plane was an intantional act of terrorism, to force Iran to stop the war, as Reagan since 1982 openly supported Iraq.
    The intentionality was confirmed by the independent data of the Dubai airport stating the plane was too law to be a threat.

    March 2, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      too low.

      March 2, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dan from Chicago, IL

    Also Iran attacked Iraq! And I'm sure the jet was warned before it was shot down but did not heed the warnings.

    March 2, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Dan wrote "Also Iran attacked Iraq". This is not true
      On sep 22 1980 Iraq invaded Iran by air and land without formal warning.

      March 2, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. salerno

    Dan wrote:"The United States has always helped nations that were invaded".
    Objections: this is not true, and I can write the following cases as a demonstration.
    1 – The WWII was not an help initially as the US responded to an attack. It was a justified war.
    2- The US did not help Tibet in 1950 when Cina conquered the land.
    3- The US did not help Egypt, Giordania and Sirya when Israel attacked Egypt in 1967.
    4-The US did not help the people in Rwanda when over 1 million people met genocide and even forbide the use of that word.

    March 2, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      5- The US did not help Iran when was attacked by Iraq, on the contary, a ship penetrating inside the iranian territorial water downed a jet with the killing of more than 200 people.
      It looks like the US always used a double standard to adapt to a specific political agenda.

      March 2, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      We were at war with N.Korea. Israel is our ally. And Clinton said he made his biggest mistake by not helping the Rwandan people.

      March 2, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. AlexanderTheGreat

    Thanks! I tried for some enlightened discourse but they are incompetent.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Try again. I reported FACTS, you reported twisted argumentations based on lies and US propaganda.

      March 3, 2011 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  12. pamiri

    Hey, Salerno, I do not know why you are supporting Karzai, what I am saying is from the ground, the facts and bad behaver of Karzai with people, and I believe you are looking to Afghanistan through the Pakistan glasses as the international forces do so,

    March 2, 2011 at 6:22 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      I do not support Karzai specifically. I know he is accused to be corrupt. I have not special informations about it. I received informations from the Emergency italian aid workers on the ground about the war and the Taliban.
      I hope you can reach a deal with the Taliban and concede an amnesty for the past to stop the violence. But this is possible if the foriegn troops will retire from the country.

      March 2, 2011 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  13. salerno

    Kevin – their arguments were not effective than yours, as they are the same diffused by the US military propaganda since 1989.
    I am not rambling, naither Yacobi. We are coherent with our anti-violence positions and we condamne the war because it is an aggression against other countries with many unacceptable casualties.

    March 2, 2011 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      Hatred words add only hate nothing else. Religious laws can do any good to this world But the love of God in people "s hearts. This war is not from US. Not from middle east. This war is from Devil.
      Please..if anyone is there for peace....raise peace offerings and thanks offerings God and raise God"s name against Devil . That is the only solution.

      March 2, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      This is NO solution. US military must go out of the country to get peace through negotiation.
      Tell to the american people who hate so much the muslims and the Taliban. They could bomb Sudan, Lebanon, Serbia, Iraq and Afghanistan, but when someon kill just 3000 american for reaction they call for an unjustified attack ?

      March 2, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  14. pamiri

    Every day we would have eyewitness of the killing in the country till Karzai is functioning as president, becasue he is a Taliban and Alqaeda

    March 2, 2011 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Karzai was put in place by US and is controlled by them. Afghanistan was torned by war in last 30 years. It is an ideal country for US military experiments. yesterday or sunday 3 US soldiers were killed and the people burned the gift the US military gave them. They do not want anything from the infidels, but they must leave the country.

      March 2, 2011 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      It is a mistake....It should be religious laws can't do any good to this world.

      March 2, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Religious or not, every people has their laws, their custom and it is impossible to change them from outside by violence.
        If you carrie a Bible is an act of war, especially if before the gift you fired missiles to them.

        March 2, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  15. sherri

    I found it rather amusing that Americans are called "war mongers": when the Middle East has been in some type of war since civilization began. It never cease to amaze me how these middle eastern countries are so much older and hence should be wiser than our Young nation and yet seem so far behind. The biggest reason I see for this is how so many in these middle eastern countries are only given an education by people who intend to keep them in the darkness of hatred.
    I honestly believe that if the children born today in the middle East were given the opportunity to at least be exposed to a higher level of education we would not have the violence and hatred we have presently.
    Say what you will about America but rest assured we are not war mongers. Actually, I do not care of you call us that it is just a misuse of the term. War mongers fight continually without end with domination as the objective. We take a protectionist stance with the idea in mind to protect our nation and people without letting them take refuge on out own land.

    March 1, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Sherri – I was born in Italy, my mother was a christian and my fater a professor at Penn State University. So I remain linked to US especially for my economic wealth. I walked away from christianity because of the violence we brought to the people.
      Actually the muslim countries are the target like the Jewish were targeted in the past. We saw the same Nazi- lager in Guantanamo and AbuGhraib, where even 15 y/o bouìys and innocent were tortured by our disgusting men and women.
      Recently I had a fight with an US female soldier as she claimed to protect me. I was shocked as this was the first time a woman showed this intention. While it could be seen as romantic, nevertheless, I do not need to be protected, and if you vlaim so, why do you go to Iraq or Afghanistan??? Protect me here where I am.
      The reality is the people are brainwashed by propaganda. This is called warmonger.

      March 2, 2011 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  16. AlexanderTheGreat

    To our undisclosed audience: How many logic disjuncts, logical disconnects, and logical fallacies, not to mention non sequiturs can you count in this comment section?

    Trying to winnow out positions and points of view is a hopeless 20 questions exercise because of a certain mindlessness. There seems to be no organized thinking. Just reflexive/reactive jingoism.

    March 1, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      Good post again Dan.

      March 2, 2011 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
    • AlexanderTheGreat

      Thank you. You just made my point. I knew you would!

      March 2, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  17. AlexanderTheGreat

    We are watching cultural psychosis on the march......

    March 1, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Yes the psychosis of megalomaniac warmongers and ignorant babykillers.

      March 1, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Baby killers plant bombs in playgrounds!

        March 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Using Apache helicopters and F-16 is more effective. They can even target wedding cerimonies.

        March 2, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  18. salerno

    barbarity

    March 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      Islam..never invaded..........???really...?

      March 2, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dindy – Islam never invaded WESTERN COUNTIRES AFTER 1686

        March 2, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  19. salerno

    Western countries are always interfering with the middle east since the colonialism, 2 centuries ago. This nìbarbarity must end. This is why US had 9/11 and not Switzerland.

    March 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      So salerno are you saying iof and/or when Islam succeeds in control of the world they would leave Switzerland alone? I doubt that very much.

      March 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Islam has no plan to control the world. This is a western plan since the colonialism. Islam NEVER invaded western countries after 1686.

        March 2, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Iran did not invade Iraq?

        March 2, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Was Iraq a western country ? BTW first Iraq invaded Iran and later Iran occupied some Iraqi land.

        March 2, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy..

      Salerno..I lived in Europe and have seen some rebels collecting money to fund attack to my country. Terrorists attack any country once they get punished for their activities or the country where they are in comes against them.

      March 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        It is because probably your country attacked the muslims in another country, like UK and Spain.

        March 4, 2011 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  20. AlexanderTheGreat

    The islamo-fascists posting here portray perfectly why Afghanistan is another Viet Nam. Inbred, poorly educated, highly manipulated by their "superiors," limited scope, doctrinaire stance, reliance on bigotry, utter self absorption, total dodge of responsibility, adolescent blaming of everyone else, a refusal to take responsibility for their own actions, complete detachment from the consequences of their actions, and on and on and on. On this blog at least, stupid wins.

    March 1, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Alexander – Idiot. You cannot impose your evil culture to other people.

      March 1, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • AlexanderTheGreat

      Since when, in any culture, is taking responsibility for your own actions evil??????

      March 1, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        The fact is America never took responsibility for his evil killing.
        Korea, Vietnam,
        1986 Lebanon bombing
        Iranian civil plane downed
        Sudan bombing
        Iraq bombing from 1992 to 1999
        Afghanisatn bombed by Clinton (direct cause for 9/11)
        Serbia bombing1999
        Iraq and afghanistan destrucion.

        March 1, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • AlexanderTheGreat

        So you are saying that this gives an Afghani an excuse for killing his own Afghani people?

        March 1, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        It is not an american problem. it is their problem. American should kill their own people, but let alone other countries.
        Lybian people do not want america intervenig even if they are killed by gaddafi, because an american attack will kill them even more.

        March 1, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • AlexanderTheGreat

        So you ARE saying this DOES give a homicidal maniac to murder and maim whenever he wants to destroy for the sake of destroying. What a guy!

        March 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • AlexanderTheGreat

        Typo:

        So you ARE saying this DOES give a homicidal maniac an EXCUSE to murder and maim whenever he wants to destroy for the sake of destroying. What a guy!

        March 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Alex – No I said what I said. You said other things. Taliban have theri rules and their law like any other people.

        March 1, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • AlexanderTheGreat

        Which obviously encourages murder and death when a whim strikes.

        March 1, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        It is their problem

        March 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  21. salerno

    They blow up because do not want to be ruled by the US like in Egypt, or Arabia, or other m.e. countries.

    March 1, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  22. salerno

    America always supported the military against the population. They did the same with Mubaraq, Saddam, even Gaddafi, after he paid some billion for Lockerbie. They give money to the military and the military buy weapons from the uS industry. It is a durty affair.

    March 1, 2011 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
  23. pamiri

    Every day we would have such a evets of killing till Karzai runs the country as president, becasuse Karzai is a Taliban and he always Karzai support Taliban and underestimates the international and Afghan forces, it is up to us to remove him from job.

    March 1, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  24. salerno

    The christian way of life today is the ethnic cleansing as christianity is the major perpetrators og genocides in the history.

    March 1, 2011 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  25. salerno

    Sherri – I replied above to Alexander as his semplification is abusive and does noyt take account of the full situation.
    How do you mean "from a female perspective we have serous issues that are repressed feeling of rejection"?
    Many suicide bombers in Iraq were female and acted to mke revenge of their relatives sloughtered by the US.
    US are the aggressor and they are to blame for the direct and indirect violence like in Iraq.
    I can put it simple like Alexander too.

    March 1, 2011 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  26. Dindy

    you are welcome.

    February 28, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Dindy

    Great post by Alexander the great

    February 28, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • AlexanderTheGreat

      Thank you, sincerely!

      February 28, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  28. AlexanderTheGreat

    Let me get this straight in decent English:

    1) An Afghani citizen
    2) planted a bomb
    3) in a playground (where, mind you, innocent Afghani children normally play), and
    4) it explodes
    5) and other Afghani citizens are hurt and killed.
    6) Not one American is within miles of this incident
    7) and yet in your perverted minds its all the fault of the "west."

    February 28, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      hatred words add more of it to the world. God is compassionate .slow to anger. full of love and better than the earthly fathers. if one has the spirit of father ...can be recognized with what is coming from the heart. of that person.

      February 28, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • AlexanderTheGreat

      To our undisclosed audience: this is what psychosis sounds like. They make codes (secret) and the rest of us are supposed to either understand or are part of the great conspiracy. (Shudder.)

      A bit of parody there......

      February 28, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • AlexanderTheGreat

      But you do not deny that the perpetrator and the victims were ALL Afghanis.

      February 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      The victims are always mostly afghans since the war started. But it was started by the US. This is wahy I blame the US.
      Civil wars are always the same. In Italy we had a civil war during WWII. Part of the people fought against the Nazi and part against the allies. Both were considered illegal and were executed if captured. O think when people fight in their land should be respected, even if they have no uniforms like the Taliban.

      March 1, 2011 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Yes, it is fault of the west because the west started the war and the cfghan victims are the result of the civil war.
      It is simple.

      March 1, 2011 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  29. AlexanderTheGreat

    Good luck there!

    February 28, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  30. AlexanderTheGreat

    You guys make NO sense. It's like trying to read the free associations of a Schizophrenic. Downright bizarre! If you have a point to make you are not making it in these oddball ramblings.

    February 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      How can be schizofrenic the condamning of war, violence, and western intervention in the mmiddle east ?
      Yacobi is right : the protests inmuslims countries are not just against dictators, but also against their western supporters.
      Al-Qaeda started his activity against Mubaraq , not against the west. After the US arrested illegally 4 members in Albania,
      they bombed the US embassy in Sudan-Tanxania. Clinton insisted bombing Sudan and Afghanista and succesfully got 9/11.
      US people still do not understand why they get 9/11 !!

      February 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        got (not get)

        February 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • AlexanderTheGreat

        You make such perfect sense!

        February 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • AlexanderTheGreat

      You communicate so clearly!

      February 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  31. salerno

    It is un-islamic, but a consequence of US invasion, as the same is happening in Iraq. Every offensive war is un-islamic and anti-christians, as always innocent lives are wasted.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      it is the result of Devil........{0-0}
      j

      February 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |