July 8, 2014

AFGHANISTAN: Islamist Militant Group, Taliban Suicide Bomber MURDERED 16, Including 10 School Children, Injured 8 This Morning In Front Of A Clinic. >:/

The Wall Street Journal
written by Nathan Hodge
Tuesday July 8, 2014

KABUL—The Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide attack Tuesday in central Afghanistan that claimed the lives of 10 civilians, four coalition service members and two Afghan police officers, local and military officials said.

Parwan provincial governor spokesman Waheed Sediqi said a suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up Tuesday morning in front of a clinic in the Qalandarkhil area of Bagram district, north of Kabul.

The attack, he said, killed four Czech soldiers serving with the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force, in addition to killing two policemen and 10 civilians. Eight civilians were wounded, he added.

A coalition spokesman confirmed the four troop deaths, but didn't give the service members' nationality. The military typically doesn't release the names and nationalities of slain service members until their families are notified.

Qalandarkhil is in the vicinity of Bagram Airfield, a major coalition military base north of the capital.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the attack, carried out by a man named Abdullah Ghaznavi, had targeted U.S. Special Operations Forces. The suicide bombing, he said, was preceded by a rocket attack on Bagram Airfield that inflicted "financial losses" on the coalition.

The Taliban frequently make inflated claims about their attacks.


Khaama Press, Afghanistan
written by Staff
Tuesday July 8, 2014

A relatively heavy explosion was reported in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan on Tuesday morning.

Taliban group claimed responsibility behind the incident and said a convoy of the US forces was targeted.

Zabiullah Mujahid, Taliban group spokesman said a Taliban suicide bomber attacked the convoy of the US special forces in Charikar city around 8:00 am local time.

In the meantime, Bagram district police chief, Gen. Mohammad Masoom Farzaye said at least ten children were killed following the suicide attack.

Gen. Farzaye further added that two policemen were also killed following the attack and several others including a woman and a man were injured.

In the meantime, another official said at least at least four NATO troops and two police were killed also in the suicide blast.

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