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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:25 AM

Bomb Kills Ten Young Girls in Eastern Afghanistan

Source: CBS News

Bomb kills ten young girls in eastern Afghanistan
December 16, 2012

KABUL, Afghanistan Ten young girls were killed when a bomb exploded as they were gathering firewood outside their village in eastern Afghanistan on Monday morning, an official said.

It was not clear what triggered the explosion outside Dawlatzai village in Nangarhar province's Chaperhar district, said Mohammad Seddiq, the government administrator for the district. He spoke to The Associated Press by phone from the site of the blast.

The girls ranged in age from 9 to 13 and all came from different families, he said. Two others were seriously wounded and were in critical condition at a hospital, Seddiq said.

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Hissyspit Dec 2012 OP
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Skittles Dec 2012 #1
JI7 Dec 2012 #2
Warpy Dec 2012 #3
sasha031 Dec 2012 #4
truthisfreedom Dec 2012 #5
Doodler71 Dec 2012 #6
andypandy Dec 2012 #7
Doodler71 Dec 2012 #8
andypandy Dec 2012 #10
Marrah_G Dec 2012 #9
cosmicone Dec 2012 #11
Javaman Dec 2012 #12

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:32 AM

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:55 AM

2. did they attend school ?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:10 AM

3. Unexploded ordinance? Land mine?

It seems beyond weird that anyone would target little girls out gathering firewood for their families, but I guess thee are some men out there with a visceral hatred of anything female.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:27 AM

4. nothing but tears these days.....

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:08 AM

5. Horrible tragedies abound! We need more info about this one.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:14 AM

6. Bombs don't kill people, people kill people

Or isn't that the argument. We shouldn't limit our ability to indiscriminately wipe out large numbers of people in our effort to defend ourselves.


It is funny how substitution of bombs for assault weapons, both instruments of mass killing/casualties have different connotations for some people. Little bombs versus atomic bombs or pistols versus automatic assault rifles everything is a matter of degrees.

Bombs don't kill people, people kill people. Guns don't kill people, people kill people. I call BS. The problem is access to the killers weapon of choice.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:37 AM

7. not a bomb...

Soviet era landmine (presumably an anti-tank mine given the size of the blast), detonated after being hit by an axe according the the BBC.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:16 AM

8. Land mines aren't bombs? Explosives then and

What exactly was your point?

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Response to Doodler71 (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 07:15 AM

10. clarity...

a 'bomb' in normal parlance suggests something dropped from the sky, and when it causes death or injury the assumption is made - and has been alluded to up the thread - that it fell out of the sky, and then went bang, and killed 9 (i think) children.

given that NATO is the only body currently dropping bombs in Afghanistan, this might lead to the belief that 'we' killed a load of children, doubtless on purpose, because 'we're' a load of psychopaths who bathe in the blood of children to look young, and we use the tears of orphans as aftershave.

the truth is that a completely different country - one that (arguably) no longer exists - buried a mine, with no control over when it would detonate, or against what, and 30+ years later a kid looking for firewood hit it with an axe, and it expoloded.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:42 AM

9. Too many children dying in this world

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:52 AM

11. Before you knock bombs ..

here is the counter argument .... if those girls were equipped with a bomb each this would never have happened.


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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:07 PM

12. I was going to post a snark, but...

10 kids are dead.

What's to snark about that?

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