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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-10 08:36 AM
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5 (4 children) killed In roadside explosion In Afghanistan
Source: RTT News

At least five civilians, four of them children, were killed in a powerful roadside explosion in Kapisa province in north-eastern Afghanistan Thursday, media reports said quoting local officials.

According to Taqab district governor Abdul Hakim Akhundzada, the deaths were caused by a landmine blast blamed on Taliban militants.

The children aged 12-15 were playing near a dirt track when the explosion occurred killing them and also an Afghan national.

A NATO statement said three children were also injured in the blast.

Read more: http://www.rttnews.com/Content/GeneralNews.aspx?Node=B1...



Here's the AP story on it, calling it a "homemade bomb." How quaint.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-10 08:57 AM
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1. F***ing Taliban
:mad:
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-10 02:26 PM
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2. More crickets.
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WriteDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-10 02:28 PM
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3. If this was titled, "NATO explosion kills 5 children in Afghanistan" the thread would...
Edited on Thu Mar-11-10 02:29 PM by WriteDown
have 100 posts already.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-10 02:56 PM
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4. Too funny! I see the Fire Team of Armchair Warriors at DU has been assembled.
Edited on Thu Mar-11-10 02:56 PM by ShortnFiery
Rally time for talking WAR-gasm smack?
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WriteDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-10 02:59 PM
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5. What are you talking about?
Word salad can be a symptom of schizophrenia.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-10 03:17 PM
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6. LOL. I guess you never served in the military. No, not word salad - military lingo.
Do try to keep up?

That is, if you wish to talk about killing and dying, you should know the average soldier's slang.
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WriteDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-10 03:18 PM
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7. Apparently you equate hating the taliban with supporting the war. Common mistake...
Please take note and try to keep up. Or post some of your trademark trading cards. :eyes:
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Flaneur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-10 04:12 PM
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8. The Taliban's indifference to civilian suffering doesn't seem to matter so much.
Although you're just as dead whether it was from a Taliban bomb or a NATO rocket.

I guess they get home field advantage.
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-10 05:03 PM
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9. It was probably an accidental killing of civilians
Let's give them the benefit of the doubt. Least we can do.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-10 05:11 PM
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10. NATO forced the Taliban to do it
so it's our fault either way.

:sarcasm:
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