18 killed in suicide blast in Afghanistan on 1st day of Ramadan. A car bomb went off near a bus station and a football field close to a military base in Afghanistan's southeastern Khost Province on Saturday. The attack targeted police vehicles. Ref. Source 4v.
How could any self respecting Moslem do this on the first day of Ramadan. Oh, I know how, because some crazy Imam somewhere said it was okay as long as you kill these Moslems or those people or that group. Give me a break.
Rush-hour bombing near embassies kills 80, wounds hundreds in Kabul. The Islamic State claimed responsibility, Afghan broadcaster 1 TV reported. Ref. Source 7r.
This is four blocks or so from the safe house I used to live in when I was deployed to Afghanistan. It's a really a nice part of town. It's just too bad there are evil people there who prefer to kill than talk, want to force their views on others, and want to turn women into chattel again. I hope they can find their way out of this quagmire but I fear they can't.
This is why I joined the Army when I did, so something like this wouldn't happen here and so I could those those where it does happen.
Dozens killed in attack on Shiite cultural center in Kabul. At least 35 people were killed when suicide bombers set off an explosion outside the center and stormed it, before setting off other devices in the basement, the Associated Press reported. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Ref. USAToday.
At least 95 people dead, 158 wounded in Kabul, Afghanistan, car bombing. Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack, which sent thick, dark smoke into the sky from from the site of the explosion near the government's former Interior Ministry building. Ref. USAToday.