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

    Well we know that the "terrorists" are using trucks now. Maybe I've been wrong about al-Quida never infiltrating our borders. Could be al-Quida has a truck driver working for them in Reno, NV. for all we know. Or maybe some Jihadists came here a few years ago and we taught them how to drive both trucks and trains. It's been known to happen...so they say.

    June 25, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |

      they should take there trucks away and make them drive geo metros.. or a smart car?

      June 25, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |

    it's not wise to cut off a truck driver, they can snap just like that..

    June 25, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kat

    these bombers are helping mothernature. humans use to much natural resourses.

    June 25, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Pix

    Is anyone really surprised that the terrorists are using trucks? They always have.
    It's no shock to me.

    June 25, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Well, just because they're terrorists, it doesn't mean that they're not nice persons.
    I say, innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and no military trials for any of them: Manhattan would be a good venue for all terrorists' fair trials, and we could set up a comfortable jail for terrorists with an adjoining mosque, as the old WTC site is nostalgically nearby.

    June 25, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Pix

    Lovely thought, JIF, but what about those that didn't commit crimes of terror against the US?
    I mean allegedly, of course.

    June 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    That's a fake Joey if there ever was one.

    June 25, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |

    @ceasar yep that's the fake one...

    June 25, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini


    June 25, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Y'all'll never know.

    June 25, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joey Isotta-Fraschini


    June 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jony Igotta-Zuccini

    After we put out a contract on a terror suspect and have the Navy Seals carry it out to perfection, let's start giving terror suspects honourable burials at sea. We should allow the terror suspects favorite religion to have several representatives present to ensure that the body is prepared properly and given the utmost dignity afforded to the faithful. >wait a minute, we tried that with Usama Bin Laden. I guess it worked, nobody talks about it.

    June 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. No, Igotta-Zuccini

    Rather than giving Arab terror suspects a fair trial, we should ask Obama to have American terror suspects assasinated and buried honourably at sea. Think of the prison space that would free up.

    June 25, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    "I am become enigma."
    I have trolls and imitators of my trolls.
    Life is good.

    June 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Life is a troll
    And I am its goal.

    June 25, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
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