October 15th, 2011
03:42 AM ET

Suicide attackers target U.S. base in Afghanistan

Four suicide attackers targeted a U.S. base in Afghanistan on Saturday morning, killing two civilians and leaving three people injured, a provincial official said.

A U.S. soldier and two local guards were injured, said Mohammad Qasim Jangalbagh, police chief of Panjshir province

"Attackers were prepared with suicide vests, light and heavy weapons," said Ata Mohammad Amiri, head of the provincial council.

When the attackers got close to the gate, he said, three fired weapons and rocket-propelled grenades to the tower of the base where guards were watching.

The fourth attacker, who was driving a Toyota, detonated his explosive device near the gate, allowing the others to get in, according to the official.

A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack.

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  1. justathought

    Love ya so much, I'd die for ya. Or is it, I hate you so much I'd die just to kill you. Then do a p–s p–r job.

    October 15, 2011 at 6:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Epiphany

    When I read things like this, it's not hard to understand why people want to just blow them all to hell.

    Get our troops home first, and let them have their bloody country back, and send in the drones.
    Sung to a familiar tune.

    October 15, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. RUFFNUTT ( ELF & BUGBEAR KILLER )

    "The fourth attacker, who was driving a Toyota"
    .
    some how this is toyota's fault..

    October 15, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. leeintulsa

    Is this the first time more suicide bombers died than targets and innocents?

    That's like trading touchdowns for field goals.. We could do that all day..

    October 15, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Justen beiber

    America deserved this. But you nose in another counties business means they can kill you by all means possible

    October 15, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. nightshade.

    @Justen beiber

    Ah. It is so wonderful to know we have such patriots like yourself enjoying the fruits of our freedom.
    If you are so dead set against our country, why the hell are you still here ? I'm sure, besides myself, there are many people willing to pool their money to buy you a ticket to any third world country of your choice. I would highly suggest one that has very active fighting going on.

    October 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Avser Bastian

    WHITES AREN’T WELCOME IN AMERICA ANY LONGER !!! WE DON’T NEED YOU ANYMORE !!! OUT OF AMERICA WITH WHITES NOW !!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xGfYOAydjw
    OR
    http://www.youtube.com/user/BostjanAvsec

    OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE RECORDED LIVE IN 2009. Facts about lunatic Obama/Bush's twilight zone administrations(HORROR) or genocide against white population.

    Make sure to play video from beginning. Just in case http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xleq3o

    THIS INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED TO YOU BY WHITE AMERICAN REFUGEE !!!

    IS IT INDEPENDENCE THAT WE CELEBRATE OR DEPENDENCE (what are your credit card bills or alimony saying about it) !!? HOW IS YOUR DIABETES AND LOST MARRIAGES !!? FORECLOSURES AND JOB SEARCH !!? THAT IS THE QUESTION TO BE OR NOT TO BE !!! IS IT LAND OF THE FREE OR STATE OF TERROR AGAINST OWN WHITE POPULATION !!? IT IS TIME TO LET THEM KNOW WHAT COLOR ARE THE STRIPES ON OUR STAR SPANGLED BANNER !!! TIME TO DETERMINE WHOSE INDEPENDENCE/AMERICA, WE CELEBRATE TODAY(who wants to erase us and denies us the right to exist) !!! IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHOM WE ADDRESS WITH "PRESIDENT" (STOP HUMILIATING YOURSELF) !!!

    911 WAS CREATED FOR PEOPLE TO WAKE UP(deliberately by CIA)....HOWEVER, WAKE UP EITHER WHAT IS TRUTH(sanity) OR WAKE UP TO LIES(insanity = with what your self elected governments have brainwashed you when forcefully jobless/persecuted....therefor­­e, I want you to think about "WAKE UP" when watching next time ALEX JONES alike "alternative" news/media = CIA)

    WHEN YOU WAKE UP, I WANT YOU TO WAKE TO YOURSELF AND NOT TO SOMEONE ELSE'S DREAM (ZIONIST/COMMUNIST/LIBERAL DREAM CATCHERS/THIEFS, WHO PLOTTED 911 TO WAKE YOU AFTERWARDS WITH ECONOMIC OPPRESSION IN A WORLD OF LIES !!!)

    HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT TRUTH IS !!? WHATEVER YOU WERE BORN IS WHAT YOU ARE(truth therefore) AND FOR WHATEVER REASONS YOU HAVE CHANGED(distorted yourself) SINCE 9/11 IS WHAT YOU ARE NOT !!!

    FOR PIECE OF MIND(sanity), PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITES AND REMEMBER, GENOCIDE(health care) BASED ON FORGIVE AND FORGET IS NOT FOR ME !!! DIGNITY, PRIDE, AND HONOR ARE WORTH TO DIE AND KILL FOR !!!

    October 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Avser Bastian

    WALL STREET PROTESTS...NOT ANTI WALL-STREET AT ALL, BUT INSTEAD RACIALLY MOTIVATED AGAINST WHITES

    THEY WERE MURDERING YOU WITH AND INSIDE OF THEIR CORPORATIONS FOR OVER 66 YEARS !!! THEY HAVE CLOSED DOWN ALMOST EVERY SMALL COMPANY IN UNITES STATES OF AMERICA AND NOW, THEY WANT YOU TO GO OUT THERE AND PROTEST FOR THEM AGAINST WALL STREET(corporations = Wall-street) !!!

    FOR ENTIRE 66 YEARS, ON DAY TO DAY BASES, ALL THEY WERE DOING IS CRIME CONTEMPLATING AGAINST US INSIDE OF THEIR BACK OFFICE CUBICLES(on job torture/bullying/mobbing and forceful unemployment to progress humanity as Obama exclaimed over and over) PER EEOC AND NOW, THEY WANT YOU TO RAISE COMMUNIST FLAG UNDER AMERICAN SKY !!! ONE RACE; RAT RACE(Wall street protesters are Obama's army which spread from London per Zionist Washington DC and communist Moscow) !!!

    WHEN YOU PROTEST(it is much more than just than necessarily), RAISE SIGNS HIGH SO WHOLE WORLD CAN SEE DISPLAYED I CITE, "66 YEARS OF GENOCIDE AGAINST WHITES IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE !!!"

    THIS INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED TO YOU BY WHITE AMERICAN REFUGEE !!!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/BostjanAvsec OR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xGfYOAydjw OR http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xleq3o

    October 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. s kel

    Avser you NEED TO SHUT UP PERMENTLY

    October 15, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Kerry

    To justify their existence the Afghan fundamentalist want the U.S. to stay and thereby continue to give them reason to. Otherwise, what meaning would there be to their lives? They are soldiers and self declared freedom fighters, without war they would be nothing more than rebels without a cause.

    October 16, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Lasantha Pethiyagoda

    The Americans invaded Afghanistan as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Centre by 11 Saudi Arabian and 4 Egyptian hijackers which was reported as being the work of Al Qaeda, who were being given safe haven by the Taliban. The Taliban only agreed to hand over OBL to a third independent country, an offer refused by the US. Anyway, many hundreds of thousands of ordinary Afghan civilians have been killed by the US led NATO and I suppose ordinary Afghans resent a foreign force killing their citizens like that. I am sure if America was similarly invaded, they too would feel inclined to resent the invaders and maybe feel that dying in the pursuit of killing the invading enemy is a noble deed. Freedom is a very strong emotional need for any citizen who is patriotic to his country, and being subjugated doesn't really endear or cause much friendliness towards the occupiers, does it?

    October 19, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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