June 25th, 2011
01:37 PM ET

Suicide truck bomber targets Afghan hospital, kills 35

A suicide bomb attack targeting a hospital in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 35 people and wounded more than two dozen, a brazen strike that rocked a maternity ward and claimed the lives of numerous women and children.

The incident occurred Saturday in the Azra district of Logar province when a truck packed with explosives detonated, according to Sifatiullah Haqmal, a member of the provincial council.

The head of the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said "much of the damage was in the maternity ward of the hospital, and many of those killed and injured were women and children."

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  1. Philip

    Interesringly, the name's of those bombs were "Fat Man and Little boy". What comes to mind when you associate 'Priest' with 'Fatman and little boy'? That's right. Since they will molest our children worldwide and cover it up, what makes you think that the church is somehow above luring them onto the battlefield? The world's churches have been performing this service for various governments for centuries. But with the advent of corporate armies, this service will no longer be needed. Look for Uncle Sam to stop underwriting religion in the near future.

    June 26, 2011 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Bill

    Hard to imagine a more cowardly move than blowing up a concealed bomb at a hospital. This moron's god is going to hate him.

    June 26, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Well articulated @ Philip.
    I do not know when those now guiding our destiny would learn that invading other countries does not make America safe.
    Turning entire populations hostile to us by bombing their cities , while courting their rulers does not make America safe.
    That maligning a religion that is followed by 1.2 billion people on this planet does not help US in any manner as some of the ignoramus up on the Hill , those spewing poison from the pulpit , those bigots in the media & other assorted nuts seem to think. It is not going to destroy Islam.
    All this carnage, death & destruction and propaganda does is produce more demented and misguided souls who kill & maim their own ,without even knowing why they are doing it.
    All it does is fuel the cycle of violence.
    Our masters are not making America safe.

    June 26, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    ...leading one to wonder who really is our master. (@saywhat, and ty)

    June 26, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    On the mark again @ Philip

    June 26, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  6. Rachel Golem

    I say give everybody a big knife and turn out the lights!!!!!!

    June 26, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ajd041

    Killing innocent women and infants isn't going to earn him any special seats in paradise more like a one way ticket on the express train to hell and what does killing people who are pregnant and newborns prove anyway?

    June 27, 2011 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
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