May 18th, 2011
12:16 PM ET

14 dead in attack on police bus in Afghanistan

A suicide attack in an eastern Afghan province Wednesday killed 14 people and wounded 18 others, police said.

The suicide bomber targeted a police bus that was coming from a training academy, said Alisha Paktiawal, police chief of Nangarhar province. The dead included 10 police.

Militants often target security forces in Afghanistan. An explosion in April killed three police academy trainers in Nangarhar.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the attack in a statement and blamed it on terrorists intimidated by the growing strength of Afghan security forces.

Journalist Matiullah Mati contributed to this report.

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  1. salerno

    Personally I would not push anyone to becopme a suicide bomber, but they would be killed anyway by the US-Nato-Ana forces, so no choice for those kids.

    May 19, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. pamiri

    In eastern Afghanistan there is strong Pakistani hold, like south so that its not big deal if they killed police there, but I am so sorry for the families of those victimized police, who were serving for the people but during the duty Pakistan's slave killed them in very coward way, because never god says you do suicide bomb body attack its just Pakistan production which generated from Maddrassas and from sick minds that Pakistani and some Afghan slave of Pakistanis have them, but do not worry god is with those who always think fro others too, not just for own, if the killed few police, still there is many other brave sons of the country who can defeat Pakistan ISI Taliban Alqaeda , for sure, and this time Pakistan can not make fool of usa, be ready Pakistan for the revenge,

    anyways these Taliban are the Karzai is brothers and this is the last chance to come and surrender themselves to the government otherwise Usama’s destiny is waiting for all of them,

    From Kabul

    May 18, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |

      Pamiri do not misguide others as it is now open secret that Nangahar and Kunar provinces in Eastern Afghanistan are main operation areas of USA and India where they are running special military training camps for Pakistani Taliban where presently all important commanders like Molvi Fazalullah of Swat, Hakimullah Mehsud of Waziristan, Sheena of Bajaur Agency have been provided shelter in Asmar. Same commanders had few days back attacked FC recruits in Shabqadar killing more then eighty FC personnel while two weeks back same group had killed more then 20 Pakistan soldiers in District Dir Pukhtoonkhwa. This confirm that same evil alliance manage such suicide attacks in Afghanistan to defame Pakistan. So if you are a real champion of humanism then you must stand against USA as whole world see their death merchandise in world politics and millions of human beings have suffered due to their Rambo style politics. I know you are SAGSHOI and you are paid for anti Pakistan propaganda therefore you cannot speak the truth and as usual you will keep your Master happy by writing stupid things on this post.

      May 19, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
      • pamiri

        You stupid Banghash know better, that terrorisms is originally mixed with the Pakistanis blood and also with those Afghan, who are very infamous in doing of slavery for Pakistan , Russia, China, Arabia and other strangers and the history of the this country is proved to this,

        and on the other hand the usa and other international forces came to Afghanistan under the agreement of Afghan representatives and UN countries, and they are carrying their agreements accordingly, and the people of the country is very happy and prefer the usa than Taliban Alqaeda insurgents and they know better that the wild animals can be domestic, actually the real wild animal can be, but the Taliban Alqaeda and their slaves are very worsen the real wild animals so that the international forces can be amend them through talks, in order to they deserve to be finished, and the god is always with right people not with suicide bombers who kill many innocent people around the world , and yesterday these wild animals Taliban did suicide attacked on hospital with killed those student there, who were studying there to serve for the country and also they killed many patients, now if you have a very few dignity think wisely , by doing of this action, you can say that Taliban Alqaeda ISI and their slave in Afghanistan are wild animals,

        and no need for me to do propaganda against Pakistan as you said because everyone around the world and in every corners of the world knows that what the definition Pakistan has , Pakistan means cheating, fraud , counterfeit, killing, smuggling, suicide bombing, defaming Islam name or etc,

        from Kabul

        May 22, 2011 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. salerno

    Very good. Afghan police is criminal. Suicide bombers are the only chance for the people.

    May 18, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      Your cynical judgments will surely give God relentless punishment upon your soul!

      May 18, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan – If US is unable to make peace, it is not my fault.

        May 19, 2011 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Detroit, MI

      Thank you,salerno. You're quite right. The Afghan policce are no more than stooges for the NATO forces.

      May 18, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Detroit, MI

        Sorry folks for the missprint above. I meant "police",not policce". My apologies.

        May 18, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Right, Yakoby, but Pamiri appeared again, while Riza should be still drunk.

      May 19, 2011 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      Salerno you call it very good for suicide bombers to kill people and police yet, those who are sworn to uphold the law. Surely God's judgment will be very harsh on you!!

      May 19, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        They will not accept american law.

        May 19, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
    • p3c3

      Right, because that is working wonderfully. Citizens are being killed from BOTH sides now. While this may be why US eventually pulls out (probably not only reason) later on, it sure did come with a big COST.

      May 21, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dan from Chicago, IL

    Islamic extremism has taken it's root in the world so no the killings will not stop. They are only looking for a home base and they will not get it in Afghanistan or Pakistan. I would suggest to all Islamic extremists to meditate with their God, empty their minds of all hatred, killings and differences with other people and put in God's love and just concentrate on that love and hope that He has for all people. If you do this you should learn to love and not hate. Maybe the world will become a better place.

    May 18, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • pamiri

      these are wild animals, never they will learn how to live, becasue they used to be in Pakistan, and now you can expect from them such think, and on the other hand they do not beleive on god, because everything they do is against the god and humanity, even wild animal are better than them, sorry wild animals that I give your example in the role of Alqaeda Taliban,
      From Kabul

      May 18, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Dan – Tell that to the americans. They are attacking or invading other countries all around the world.

      May 20, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dan from Detroit, MI

    Until the day comes when both the U.S. and it's NATO allies rightly and wisely decide to vacate Afghanistan like the Russians did back in 1989,this obscene carnage will only continue. But the right-wing thugs in Washington just don't care as long as they get to exploit Afghanistan's mineral resources and that's nauseating indeed!!!

    May 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Travis

      Thank you,Dan. Your post above just said it all.

      May 18, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |