Monday, September 10, 2012

Afghanistan: children killing children

This is what Islam does to children.

From the Telegraph September 8 by Ben Farmer

Afghan: Boy suicide bomber kills children in attack on Kabul Nato headquarters

Several children were killed in the attack, which Taliban insurgents claimed was directed against a CIA office.

Kabul's deputy police chief, Gen Daud Amin, said witnesses described the bomber as around 14 years old and carrying a bag.

He detonated himself in a street near the heavily fortified Nato headquarters, in an area close to Afghan government ministry buildings and the Italian embassy.

Children who sell chewing gum and trinkets to soldiers from the base were among the dead, he said. All the casualties were civilians and Nato said none of its personnel were killed or wounded.

The area is supposed to be one of the most heavily guarded in Kabul, but it has been breached by suicide attackers in the past. A car bomb close to the scene killed seven and wounded dozens in August 2009.

Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for the Afghan interior ministry, blamed the blast on the Haqqani Network faction of the Taliban, which has been held responsible for a string of suicide bombings and assaults on the capital.

The bombing came hours after the Pakistan-based network was designated a terrorist organisation by the American government. The classification will allow Washington to seize assets and block funding to the militant movement, which is considered the most sophisticated and dangerous arm of the insurgency.

Mr Sediqqi speculated the bombing was retaliation for the blacklisting.
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