April 2nd, 2011
12:37 AM ET

Suicide bombers killed in attack on NATO base

Four suicide bombers died Saturday after trying to attack Camp Phoenix, a NATO base in Afghanistan, police said.

Two of the attackers blew themselves up, two others were fatally shot by police.

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  1. pamiri

    No matter who killed these terrorist who attacked on phonix camp on Poli Charkhi road, the main point is this it is better that these three wild killed , Susan well written !

    According to the eye witnesses these coward terrorist were under the Burqa who attacked on Phonix camp, it is good that they could not kill anyone and they are going to the hell,

    These mentioned terrorist did not attack on Phonix cam because of burning of Quran by some one in usa, although it was a bad action, he should not had do that, according to god and humanity with should respect each other, not do bad actions against each others.

    These Taliban in the past when they had control on most part of the country except killing and destroying they do now know any thing else, not matter whom they killed, they just know how to killed humanity, and its is clear that Taliban is trying to achieve the goals of ISI Pak, Russia , Arabas and etc and we are well aware of these, and the people of the country is supporting intentional forces, neither Karzai and nor Taliban Aqeada. And its still not clear in spite of all these killing and destroying behalf of Taliban Aqaeda and their supporters, the international forces are ignoring them and misleading by Karzai for negotiations with Taliban, but in fact these all efforts from Karzai is giving more moral for the Taliban and their backs ISI Aqaeda Arabs and etc to fight against the country and international forces, is not it?

    From Kabul

    April 3, 2011 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. TowelHead

    Explosion bonanza!

    April 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • joelle esther benyayer

      hellow some in dutch degfense from airport of amsterdam and defense in frejus var south of france lets entrance al qaida and nazi help them from nederland germany italy spain over protected by france aganist the family like my rabbi and french deputé and president of france israel my live is in danger against more dammage they come at night dammage a tooth again cuts my hairs more and two years of the war of terror never happen to me in england not acceptable to make people quiet of kills in france for the politiquement correct yes some in police and army in france and holland have kills people also jewish innocents denonce they abuse joelle esther benyayer my ex van heinengen work with them and with french defense and police extreme right front national and evangelists franc maçons stolen money paperssith group of muslims always the seems techinical the window at ngith like they drive at night to escape no vicdeos less conttol joelle esther benyayer

      April 3, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. juma felton


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  4. kingfish89

    from Nigeria..we commend the brave actions of U.S Army personnel, this obsolete extremist need a firm hand to curtail their excesses. Stay safe on your tours!

    April 2, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jimmy

    Well i have taken the time to read all the comments made today and to be honest i find it a real shame that in 2011 we can react in this way, lets not forget that Afghanistan belongs to the Afghans and we are only vistors to this country. I have always maintained this way of thinking during my time in Afghanistan so much so that earlier this week. Myself and some friends spend the whole evening in a Wedding Hall in Mazar as we were invited by a local staff member to join his celebration. During this ceremony we were treated with great respect from more than One Thousand Local Afghan men. I was amazed in the way these people welcomed us and I felt more comfortable and relaxed there than I would back in my home country in a local bar with 20 people present. These people are so kind and only really looking to have Afghanistan back in the hands of the Afghans.
    You only have to look around Mazar its a beautiful place,all the streets in the evening have brightly coloured lights shinning it put me in mind of driving down the Golden Mile at Black Pool. The following day returning to Kabul only to find out shortly afterwords this protest had taken place and for the reason nobody will ever know. The press in Afghanistan no matter if they are from Europe or America come up with these reasons for protests starting but if they were honest they really dont know they only need a to make a headline that will catch the eye of there readers.

    Lets just stop all these false romours and give the main reason why the United Nations are in this country. They are here in the hope they can drain the country of its wealth and minerals and at the same time have a key position in the country as a hub for the future if War was to break out in the 6 countries attached to the boarders of Aghanistan. The cost of this Human Life what aprice to pay ( Cant get my head around that one)

    What have we given Afghanistan so far ( United Nations) have given nothing, During the period that Russia tried to obtain leadership of Afghanistan they didnt come empty handed. if you ever come to Kabul for example its clear to see what the Russian gave to the local Afghan people, Housing was certainly a main contribution you only need to look around Kabul nearly all the housing was built by Russian Construction Companies this in turn gave the people security knowing they could be safe in there own homes and not having to fight for survival on a daily basis if they were to walk the streets. The Afghan people didnt like the Russian Invasion on there land but in the end they did appriciate what they received from the Russians during this time. And at the end of the day no matter what the religion people believe if other countries in the world were to try and invade your country iam 100% sure you would react in the same way as the local Afghan people are doing at the moment. I do hope that this brief explination has given you some insight to people who are not having to work in this country and live hear on a daily basis can you please just have some respect for these people as iam sure if this was to happen,in time peace will be possible if the United Nations Forces treat people no matter what the colour or race in the way they want to be treated.

    April 2, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  6. John Smith

    I am a soldier tasked out to the company in charge of base defense on Camp Phoenix. First of all police did not kill the attackers, it was U.S. Army, and they are heroes... credit where credit is due. I'm glad the those terrorists got what they deserved. If they can hear me I hope you burn in Hell for what you tried to do. Secondly I would like to ask people not to burn books because, surprise, we want to go home to see our familes. We haven't been attacked on this base in two years so if you think that MAYBE this attack was caused by the book burning you are wrong. It was the impetus behind the attack and therefore is indirectly responsible. Freedom of speech is a God given right... for INTELLIGENT people! Nationalism is a tragedy. Send us a Bible instead pastor Jones. You didn't have to watch your friend get flown out by Medevac. For those of you who love your soldiers thank you for your patriotism.

    April 2, 2011 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      Thank you for your service to our country... It is greatly appreciated!!

      April 2, 2011 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
    • MicheleG

      I thank you as well. I devoutly appreciate your unflinching service. Thank you!

      April 2, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      John smith..Good post . Be safe and Return home

      April 2, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Dustin

      John, does "Rambo" still stand outside the gate with his baseball bat? If so, did he make it through this one?

      April 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • K

      John, you are incorrect in stating Phoenix hasn't been attacked in two years. Early 2010 there was a VBIED at the gate.
      Dustin, when I left (Dec) he was still there and swinging away.

      April 2, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dustin

        I was at NKAIA and when we'd go to Phoenix to hit up their Bar B Q hut, Rambo was always a good photo opportunity. I left in August though. Hope he made it through this one ok.

        April 2, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • trinity Christian hindu


      April 2, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy


      April 3, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
    • cput

      Thank you, thank you thank you for comments. Your words were so beautifully spoken. You are this nations hero. I thank you and everyone else at Camp Phoenix from the bottom of my heart for your service. Please stay safe and come back home. I am not a religious person – but I do say a prayer every night for all of servicemen in Afghanistan and Iraq. Stay safe

      April 3, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tijjani Ribadu

    I agree that every body should stay out of each others way,but you should always try to judge things straight,the Quran is not for terrorist but for muslims,think wisely before you do anything that will trigger another fight elsewhere

    April 2, 2011 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
  8. Tijjani Ribadu

    Please all this insult will not solve any problem,I just want everybody to understand that not all muslims are terrorist,and by burning the holy book you would make things so worse,because every muslim in the would world will retaliate.I suggest you find a way of resolving this issues peacefully,we all need peace and unity irrespective of our religion.please don't burn the Quran

    April 2, 2011 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Lord's Warrior

      Then stay out of the our business and we will stay out of your's. You can keep your Quran and we will stay to the Word of the One true Living God and it's not Allah. Oh by the way at least find a prophet that didn't lay with dead women and dogs.... Glory to God in Christ Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!...

      April 2, 2011 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy


      April 2, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Crossbow

      Please understand that only very few extremists in the US would resort to burning the Kuran (example: the missguided clergy in Florida who did this). We the People in the US respect other People's beleives and faith and we would never disrespect the way Muslims worship God. This was an isolated incident from an ignorant "Preacher", who did not know what he was doing but by acting the way he did, he put our whole Nation in a bad light. I personally do not hate Muslims but I observe the Christian teachings by Jesus " Love Ye one another as I have loved you".

      April 2, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • cput

      Please do not take the actions of one person to be representative of all the people in the U.S. Terry Jones is one sick individual. MOST Americans condem this action he has taken. American is the most tolerant nation on earth of other people's religion. Muslims in America can walk down the streets and are not bothered. They can observe their faith and no one objects. I see this in my every day life.

      April 3, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. erib baumen

    its Not that hard get rid Of the Media that in some ways causes More issues than the terrorists and wipe Out the Middle east for good the problems will Never end

    April 2, 2011 at 3:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. BY-LENIN

    Video of alleged UFO fleet flying Fukushima http://lugaresfavoritos.blogspot.com/2011/04/video-de-supuesta-flota-de-ovnis.html

    April 2, 2011 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
  11. anaeliss

    About time someone figure out these senseless wars is costly to the U.S.budget and they blaming the deficit on the poor. Already 1 trillion dollars spent on these wars. Those people over there have no concept of what religion freedom is. Look at how they treat the women, blaming it on their holy book. I'm thankful I wasn't born or raise over there.

    April 2, 2011 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
  12. Louis c. Ipher

    The entire world could be at peace, white and shake hands and kiss each morning before church and we all millionaires but Christians would find devils and want to fight someone or make an enemy. So let them complain cause this is just some fake 4th estate noise to make us talk trash anyway. No different than sports.

    April 2, 2011 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      It's the Muslims who are always finding Satan everywhere. What are you smoking???

      April 2, 2011 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Uncommon Sense


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    • MrId

      I see English is not your native tounge eh? She no work for yous.

      April 2, 2011 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
      • Louis c. Ipher

        Me know enough but type on a hand held so I just keep on typing.

        It's true Bob Muslims find the devil everywhere. I was blasting religious thought as a generalization.

        April 2, 2011 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  13. goodegyptian

    Stop thinking like ALL countries have democracy! Those people aren’t Americans and they don’t believe in freedom of speech. You should respect what they believe. You cant bully them like that. Treat them like ur foreign brothers and sisters. Burning a Quran or anything is foolish. Would u burn ur own sister’s 20 years old dairy? She would hate u for the rest of ur life. You know how it feels. Pastor Terry Jones is a global bully.

    April 2, 2011 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Uncommon Sense

      if they threaten to kill you because you don't believe in their beliefs, you can bully them. Actually if they threaten to kill you you kill them!

      April 2, 2011 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Uncommon Sense

      It doesn't take a lot of logic to understand that! If your threatened, you react with equal and opposite force. If you don't your a victim!

      April 2, 2011 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Eveline

      Isn't it a bit out of place to compare your own sister's twenty year old diary to a book of which there are billions of copies?

      April 2, 2011 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Afghans are right to kill the intruders. They are defending themselves from an aggression.

      April 7, 2011 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  14. Curious why its one sided

    If Terrorism is so much of a minority, then why don't more Muslims stand up and speak against it ? Instead they like to embrace Terrorism because they think it speaks for them.

    April 2, 2011 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
    • goodegyptian

      Muslims cannot speak up or they'll be executed by terrorists. Muslims have no weapons or bombs and they don't use them but terrorists have them. That's why they ain't gonna stand up to terrorists. Why do you think Muslims need NATO to fight terrorists endlessly?

      April 2, 2011 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
      • Uncommon Sense

        Are you kidding me? When was the last muslim killed in the U.S. for speaking up? There have been NONE! But yet no one speaks up!!!!

        April 2, 2011 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
      • goodegyptian

        Like I said they don't want to be involved. If terrorists from Afghanistan find out they are speaking against them then they would travel to their families' homeland and kill them all. You don't understand them. Those terrorists are very stealthy and rogue. They have so much wealth.

        April 2, 2011 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      Good post

      April 3, 2011 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  15. goodegyptian

    Hmm go back to high school and find ur bullies burning ur school books and ur car. What would u do? Fight them like a man or tell teachers like a little girl? Real men have balls! Just leave Muslims the f*** alone! Don't be like a bully!

    April 2, 2011 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Wigglymump


      Really goodegyptian? That's your philosophy? Your guideline to help you get through life and deal with other people?

      Awesome. Pure, awesome.

      April 2, 2011 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  16. James Boyd

    We Don't need Their oil,. Ol broke and polluted...

    April 2, 2011 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  17. TLC

    If you don't think too good, then don't think too much. Yes I'm a liberal and I'm also a Vietnam combat veteran. I love to hear from all the arm chair warriors that know what's best for the rest of us. Sleep tight you sanctimonious morons.

    April 2, 2011 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  18. Lee Oates

    I remember how the military and the government constantly told us that we were winning the battle for hearts and minds right up to the day we finally fled from the embassy in helicopters. Here we are again, winning and losing young American lives in a futile effort to control and change a people to our cultural values by force. And at what point will we admit to ourselves that it is a losing situation for us. We will either be drained like the Russians were, or go broke as a nation from the cost of war. How many lives will be sacrificed to the Gods of War?

    April 2, 2011 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      I'll put one vote for "going broke". The US people are broke. The US government just doesn't know about it, or doesn't care. Just hire more IRS agents to sqeeze the public out of more money for more worthless wars.

      April 2, 2011 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |

    You should charge that priest for all possible charges because he did more harm to your country that can one Taliban group in 1000 years. If he was in my country he would be already in jail for spreading religious hatred, terrorism against masses and lot of other charges...

    April 2, 2011 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Then we should send all Muslims to jail for spreading religious hatred and mass terrorism. This just proves that Muslims are a bunch of nut cases that can't be controlled. USA should get out of the middle east and let these nut jobs kill each other off.

      April 2, 2011 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Curious why its onesided

      If he was in your country he would be in Prison just because he didn't believe in your god.
      Why is it ok for you people to burn the American Flag and the Bible but its not ok to burn your Koran ? I for one learned all I needed to know about Islam and the Korans teachings on 9/11.

      April 2, 2011 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Uncommon Sense

      If he were in your country you would have already chopped his head off! that's the difference between your country and ours. in our country we can choose how to live our life. In your country if you don't live your life the way others want you to they take it! Have a great life.

      April 2, 2011 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  20. helenecha

    Well, 4 guys got that coming!

    April 2, 2011 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  21. pappy

    We need to burn a Quran everyday. We need to draw cartoons of the prophet everyday. We need to insult Islam untill all the terrorists come out of the woodwork and are destroyed. When they are ready to peacefully coexist with us, we will with them. No religion on this earth should be allowed to control someone's mind to the point they become violent whether it is Islam, christianity, or any other.

    April 2, 2011 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
    • goodegyptian

      Yeah yeah you want more American troops to get killed. You are a disgrace to human race. Go kill yourself.

      April 2, 2011 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
      • Uncommon Sense

        goodegyptian, have you ever had the guts to stand for anything in your life? Just because your a coward DON'T EXPECT OTHER PEOPLE TO DO AS YOU DO! And by the way, it's not 72 virgins waiting, it's 72 olives! They got the word wrong! Enjoy your olives. 🙂

        April 2, 2011 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
      • Bob

        No. But you can kill yourself if you want. It won't make any difference either way.

        April 2, 2011 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Just a thought

      So if someone burned your holy book (bible, quran, etc) and disrepected every aspect of your life and culture, would that make you a terrorist for standing up to them?

      April 2, 2011 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
      • Uncommon Sense

        Yah if you killed them!!!

        April 2, 2011 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
      • Uncommon Sense


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  22. goodegyptian

    It's so clear that Pastor Terry Jones doesn't want Christans and Muslims to have peace. He just killed his fellow Christians over burning a Quran. Yeah getting American troops killed is ok. Wake the f*** up! Arrest this criminal!

    April 2, 2011 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      We should arrest Obama for continuing and expanding a failed policy. This guy is dumber then Bush to think we can make a difference there.

      April 2, 2011 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Nodnarb

      Terry Jones didn't kill anyone. It's the lunatics in Afghanistan that killed these innocent people. Terry may have made a tasteless gesture but that doesn't give anyone the green light for voilence. If something upsets you you should talk about it instead of acting like an animal and killing people.

      April 2, 2011 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
      • goodegyptian

        Stop thinking like ALL countries have democracy! Those people aren't Americans and they don't believe in freedom of speech. You should respect what they believe. You cant bully them like that. Treat them like ur foreign brothers and sisters. Burning a Quran or anything is foolish. Would u burn ur own sister's bible? She would hate u for the rest of ur life. You know how it feels. Pastor Terry Jones is a global bully.

        April 2, 2011 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  23. battergrl

    The world has gone mad. GOD help us.

    April 2, 2011 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Pilot

      You people and your religion. If any if you cared about anything you would put it aside, keep it to yourself and quit saying god help us, god save us, praise allah, Jesus saves or oh god when getting head. Well maybe that last one is ok. But keep it to yourself and let the war be about war. If not Bin Laden already won long ago. Remember him?

      April 2, 2011 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
      • Bob

        How about "Satan Help Us"? Is that okay for you?

        April 2, 2011 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
      • Uncommon Sense

        Out of this whole discussion this is what you key in on? Are you so lost in your life that you actually take the time to respond to "God help us". You need to go see a psychiatrist and get some serious mind altering drugs!

        April 2, 2011 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy

        Guys..look after what is inside you. Then the God will look after out side.

        April 3, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        What can you expect from a pilot ? he is an idiot by definition.

        April 9, 2011 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  24. morgan

    what good does burning the quran do? there are always going to be extremists and radicals. the number of them, which is very minor to the total Muslim population, will only increase with the burning of the Quran.

    April 2, 2011 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Uncommon Sense

      Morgan, what world do you live in? "The number of extremists and radicals in the Muslim population is very minor" Where does it say that Morgan? In the Qur'an? Or is it in the training manual that teaches boy's to strap explosives onto their bodies and blow themselves up? This minor population is who the greatest military force in the world has been fighting against for the last decade if you haven't noticed. The level of ignorance in this Country is un ****ing believable!

      April 2, 2011 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
    • MaMeMiMoMu

      The ones burning the Quaran are also extremists. They are all over and everywhere. There is never justification for all the fascist and extremest loons' actions in any religion or cause.

      April 2, 2011 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
      • Uncommon Sense

        Oh, we can't burn books now in America. If we do we get our heads chopped off?

        April 2, 2011 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
      • Uncommon Sense

        No your right MaMeMiMoMu, if someone burns a book they should get their head cut off!!

        April 2, 2011 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      It's about the freedom of speech. Liberals always talk about how great it is to burn the US flag. so why aren't they supporting this action??? Is it because liberals are stupid hypocritical dumba$$ idiots?? Of course!!!

      April 2, 2011 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  25. camp phoenix contracter

    adaa camp phoenix you said it all right there ,, i definantly agree..

    April 2, 2011 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  26. 2628

    some of these comments are really upsetting to read due to the fact that not only me but other family members of the troops are over. This is the only way we are able to keep up with whats going on other than getting a call telling us are member is safe. To read comment like these i don't find approriate because you never really know the sleepless night until your loved one over serving.

    April 2, 2011 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Sorry your loved on is there. But this idiot lying president of ours said we'd be out of there in 6 months. What we ought to do is impeach the guy for continuing Bush's failed policies. He represents absolutely no "change" in america.

      April 2, 2011 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  27. ADAA Camp Phoenix

    Good times! Hero at the entry control point saved a lot of lives today! Glad he was there cause we were about 100 yards on the other side. GET SOME!

    April 2, 2011 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  28. MrId

    EPIC FAIL!!!!

    April 2, 2011 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  29. Mike

    waking up to the sweet sounds of another 4 idiots biting the dust

    April 2, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  30. hmmm


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  31. KJTS

    Burning the Koran was one thing but suicide bombing is another....I mean seriously! Where the peace dialogue when they need it?!!!!

    April 2, 2011 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  32. Keith

    Haha.. FAIL! 4 down..

    April 2, 2011 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
    • drew

      kill-tacular! In all seriousness though, thank god the news here is happier than in the attack on the UN building

      April 2, 2011 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |