March 28th, 2011
10:52 AM ET

Suicide attack kills at least 13 in Afghanistan

A suicide bombing targeting contractors working in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 13 people and wounded 50 others, according to conflicting accounts by NATO and government officials Monday.

The Afghan Interior Ministry described an attack that killed 20 construction workers and wounded 56 others.

The governor's office in Paktika Province had a third account of a suicide attack.

"Twenty-four people were killed and 59 people were injured while a car bomb full of explosive devices entered in to Zahir Construction Company and detonated the explosive at 8:30 p.m. last night," the governor's office said in a statement.

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  1. pamiri

    Taliban is defending from the interest of ISI, Russia , Saudi Arabia and Taliban is the slave and ignorant people, not the son of the soil, They just know killing and destroying, not making and constructing, excuse me you should think in wisdom ways, not blindly as you do always,

    From Kabul

    March 30, 2011 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  2. pamiri

    You we are in the country which its name is Afghanistan and we know better what Taliban does, what is their goal?
    except killing of people and humanity Taliban do not know any thing, they are ignorant people, from the stone time. People of the country know them better, and they are not the people to respect humanity, they are the people against the modernization , against the welfare of the people and humanity at all meanings, every day they kills many innocent people and civilians, but the Afghan government which is misleading by Karzai is ignoring these all their barbarism and brutality and offer them opportunities in one and the other ways,

    from Kabul

    March 29, 2011 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dindy

    what do they really like? they like nothing.but killing 🙁

    March 28, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Of course they kill, it's the war, stupid.

      March 29, 2011 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
      • BANGASH

        SALERNO you are right by calling DINDY a stupid as she/he hates Taliban for defending their motherland against aggressors and love global killer USA and her occupation of Afghanistan.

        March 29, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Salerno and BANGASH what about the 25 million other people of Afghanistan? Is it not there homeland too? And they are not killers and murders and will not end up in hell like you and the Taliban which you support!!!!!

        March 30, 2011 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan – Bangash is part of the other 25 million as he is not supporting Taliban, but neither US occupation as it only makes the things worst.

        March 30, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. Truth Seeker

    Wonder why construction is declared a target? What would be wrong with highways, schools, and any other infrastructure? This looks like destruction and murder for the sake of destruction and murder. They do it ONLY because they can.

    March 28, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • pamiri

      Excusme me , if we think like this, whoever that want to reach his/her goal , whatever they can they should do it, I think it is not a good and honest judgment, they should know which way is good and which is prohibited by the humanity and being as human,
      from Kabul

      March 31, 2011 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  5. Ash

    Any military men hurt

    March 28, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |