July 25th, 2011
02:21 PM ET

Spokesman: Militants attack airport in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

A group of militants on Monday attacked Jalalabad airport in eastern Afghanistan, lobbing grenades at the airport's main gate, according to Ahmad Zai Abdulzai, Nangarhar provincial spokesman.

The attack prompted airport security guards to open fire, and a search is currently underway for the attackers, he said.

There are no reports of casualties.

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    they were mad that the gates were locked... i heard the gates were suppose to open at 8am... and they were still locked at 815am... and they got tired of waiting...

    July 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jimmy

    yeah. they had to use the restrooms really really bad.

    July 25, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. birdoor

    They just heard AirTran was having a sale.

    July 25, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO )

    Maybe they heard that something like our TSA, was about to be put into motion.

    July 25, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Peak Oil Fact checks


    A simple idea really put forth by no less than a much more honest, less pork fed American C.I.A. > was it disinformation?

    July 25, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. justathought

    Dry run–target prctice

    July 25, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. GD

    Militant morons. Just blow up anyone and everyone who makes them mad. Wonder I'd was the same militant morons that hung that boy.
    I hope they blow themselves up, it would be doing us all a favor!

    July 25, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |

      It's right-wing idiots like you who are the biggest problem that this country faces! You people keep on voting these stupid right-wing fanatics into office and now just look at what's happening on Capitol Hill!!!

      July 25, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ajd041

    They have the strangest names for cities/towns in the middle east Jalalabad every other letter is an A. Lol

    July 25, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. GD

    I hope you're not talking to me, RUFFNUTT, because I am not a member of the TP. I am just a shocked American who is appalled by the bozos that would hang an 8-year old boy. If you agree with their views, you are a part of the problem, and as big a bozo as they are.

    And, I know you're a troll, so STFU.

    July 25, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. s kel

    stupid taliban

    July 26, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  11. Caveman

    Me not smart but me not crazy. Taliban make caveman look Instine. Taliban did club heroin grow, so Taliban maybe do good thing once. Me still want club Taliban.

    July 26, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    @Caveman...true. The Taliban goverment of Afghanistan destroyed poppy plants in short-order after coming into power. But once the Taliban government was overthrown by foreigners, the poppy production was up and running again. Poppy (opium) production increased by some 800% after a US citizen, Karzai, was installed as their leader. Drugs are a big problem in the US. After Afghanistan was overthrown and occupied, drugs once again became a major problem there. So there is a link. he he

    July 26, 2011 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    "Shocked" that they would kill an 8 yr. old, while over 2,100 American children go missing every single day, according to the FBI's report that pointed out that about 3/4ths are runaways who are found. And that only about 100 corpses of missing children are found each year. That leaves about 500 children missing each day unaccounted for...yet this ISN'T "Shocking"?

    July 26, 2011 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  14. Peak Oil Fact checks

    What > the U.S> military attacked yet another airport thet does not belong to them? in yet another country they can never control? Desperate !!! And clearly failing? THEY attack yet another airport? Saudi owned Rupert News of the WORLD funding for this?

    July 26, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. A Soldier

    Ruffnutt. Your a moron! First the left wingers are killing us, who do you think the richest people in politics are? DEMOCRATES. I dont see them taking pay cuts or trying to fix any thing as long as they have power and control especialy over weak minded people like you! And as for the air port Well i was there im stationed here and im appaleed that its a joke to you ( the bullets werent wizzing over YOUR head so why would you care?)

    July 30, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |