September 18th, 2012
01:29 AM ET

Deadly attack in Afghanistan a response to anti-Islam film

An insurgent group that carried out a suicide attack that killed eight foreigners and their interpreter in Afghanistan on Tuesday said it was in response to the anti-Islam film that has angered the Muslim world.

Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin, a group allied with the Taliban, said a 22-year-woman drove a car packed with 660 pounds (300 kg) of explosives into a van on a road leading to the Kabul International Airport.

Ten others were wounded in the attack.

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  1. wat

    Why are you putting forth an opinion piece as if it were news?

    September 18, 2012 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Because your president's policy is to "bend forward" to suck on a muslim stick while he apoligizes for everything that makes America great. "Bending forward" is preparing America to get scewed by muslims. Can we have some lube with that please? We need a president that is not afraid to tell muslims that we have the freedom of speech and that just because they don't like something we say is no excuse for violence.

      September 18, 2012 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Sinfully Yours

      @ Hamsta:
      But, according to the film, the Muslim's do not like to be the ones "giving," but rather prefer to be on the "receiving" end of things.

      September 18, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Catherine ruckel

      Cnn puts forth opinion rather than facts because they are the water bearers of President Obama, God knows when they actally did some real investigative reporting, many of these organizations get theirinformation from media matters who gets their information and spin directly from the justice dept. To view proof of this collusion you can read the emails between media matters and the justice department yourself on daily
      Americans have to understand that exreme liberal's activist have taken over the democratic pary the real true blue democrats are terrified of these activist liberals because they witness as we all do the utter destruction of anyone who doesn't back them.There is no where they won't go to destroy someone's character if that person dare not to go along with their agenda.. The blue dogs realize their whole lives can be blacked and destroyed if they try and fight them. How the real true blue democrats get their party back only god knows. A convention all about social issue's REALLY when the economy is tanking, the government is printing money to cover it's failures, rendering the dollar useless. and now half the world on fire.I would like to tell those who ran the convention there is a time for everything it is not a time to prioritize social issues if there is even a remote possibility there won't be a world.

      September 18, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @Catherine,quit with your theories,you think your extremist,racially charged idiots you call republicans that have a Mormon moron running for president is going to do better.Hate to wake you up babe,but political history hasn't been too kind to your republicans since,let's say Abraham Lincoln..Ask old honest Abe just what he was going to do back before he was assasinated,how his signature could have changed this country,world,just read up just how extreme your party REALLY has been,truth does hurt and facts are in your face ,they don't change!!Read ""Emancipation Proclamation"",that'll wake you up how extreme your party always been,that's fact,not theory!!!

      September 19, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sinfully Yours

    "You insulted Mohammed. Therefor I shall kill myself in an attempt to kill you."

    God, I love the intelligence of the Middle East! Must be sand on the brain.

    September 18, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. actually

    Actually, Afghanistan was attacked and this is an act of defending ones homeland from invaders/squatters.

    September 18, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • 4merdumbdem

      They were attacked as they hosted the Taliban and Osama...remember 9-11-2001. The Act of War on that date in 2001 was recentley repeated on 9-11-2011 on Soverign Soil in Libiya. These recent planned acts of Terrorism are being Spun with this low budget viedo. Retrospect leds me to the conclusion that a more affective reaction in 2001 should have involved a great big boom....but those Republicans put boots on the ground to try help, educate and liberate. Now you see the results of all that touchy feel good crap...if enlightenment of this Culture were possible it would have been accomplished hundreds of years ago by themselves. News flash ....They want to fight each other and everyone else. Their culture is the most warring upon their own women, they teach HATE & DECEIT. Just think how many Brave Americans would not have sacarificed for our Freedom and trying to lift such a Backwards Cluture and the Bonus of a BIG BOOM a SOLID MESSAGE TO IRAN

      September 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ronvan

    Think it is time for us to issue a Fatwah and go on Jihad against these people. They want to kill us so lets kill them. The only difference is that we do not intentionally target innocent, women & children. BUT, that doesn't hold true as they also use women & children to kill!

    September 18, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    What a misguided post@Hamsta
    What you say is exactly the bent of mind that is proving to be America's undoing. An article in the Atlantic by its S.editor and Pulitzer Prize finalist Robert Wright "hidden causes of Muslim protests" is enlightening for all thinking Americans.

    September 18, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    We trained and armed these Talibans (then we respected them as 'Freedom Fighters") at the time when Soviets invaded Afghanistan. President Reagan hosted their leaders including Mullah Omar in the White House in 1982 and declared them as " equivalent of our Founding Fathers.'
    When these freedom fighters kicked the Soviets out, we just abandoned them without the foresight to consolidate our position in that region by disarming, helping them rebuild , thru education, help build local sources for employment etc . Maintaining a friendly political and diplomatic presence. An investment at the time which would have paid us off manifolds today instead of the mess we have been able to create. A fatal error in statesmanship and statecraft.

    September 18, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  7. Kate "Flap Jack" Middleton

    So I take it that they didn't like the film?

    September 18, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    We invaded Iraq and as every American who would like to be informed now knows, it was on the drawing board much before 9/11. An agenda which had nothing to do with the fake WMD or 'liberation' stunt. Oil contracts, the Carlyle group connection. Pressure from an "ally" etc.
    Tens of thousands civilian Iraqi deaths, a country destroyed and split open for Al-Qaeda , extremism and violence. Thousands of American deaths, injuries, suicides, scars for life. Trillions of dollars of national treasure. We lost big.
    Anti American sentiment agalore. No geopolitical or economic gains except for a few Oil contracts for the British and American Oil.

    September 18, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Catherine ruckel

      to educate you on some facts and a reality check. Iraq was not adhering to the terms of settlement on the war with Kuwait Iraq continued firing on our planes in the no fly zone. EVERYONE INCLUDING BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON BELIEVED IRAQ HAD WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. AFTER 9/11 SADDAM HUSSEIN PAID 25,000 DOLLARS TO MEMBERS OF MARTYRS WHO WOULD BECOME A SUICIIDE BOMBER. RUSSIA, AND CHINA VETOED THE SNACTIONS TO GO TO WAR AND CONGRESS AGRREED BECAUSE OF THE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTIONS THAT COULD BE USED ON STILL MORE AMERICANS. Then our country for one year continued to announce to Saddam Hussein that we were comming to take him down plenty of time to hide those weapons,dont't mistake not finding them as proof there weren't any, Hussein was supposed to prove where and when he destroyed them as part of the treaty,it was Saddam 's refusal to show that the weapons were destroyed made us go in. not 9/11. Iraq was arch enimies with Iran and both of them were vieing to control the oil field this is why Saddam set the oil wells on fire. I hope this helps you, because what you spew is utterly rediculous, sorry

      September 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tad Bemenista

      None of this is right, catherine. Let me guess: Fox News fan?

      September 18, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @ Catherine,more theories again,it was bogus intel that was fed by Bush and Cheney about WMDs for oil.Pres.Clintons administration warned Bush in the start of his term of Intel of a terrorist plan of attack on certain large cities..Bush ran on this and started this war with lies,Cheneys Halliburton made billions on no bid contacts doing all logistical work..And the Bushs best friend was Bin Ladens father who incidently owned Carlyle Corporation in NY,both Bushs were hired as advisors.BinLadens father has the largest construction firm in the middle east and that's why after 9/11 Bush sent out private jets to get the BinLadens family out of NY and Kentucky,check the FAA logs on that day,they're the only ones flying..How Bushs weren't happy either with BinLadens death because they worked together years before at Carlyle..It's all recorded facts mostly in BBC records in Europe.The instigators weren't Iraqis,it was the Saudis that financed 9/11...We should have never been in Iraq,that's why Bushs and eight others are indicted by 147 countries on human rights violations,they really can't travel because if caught they'll be tried at the Netherlands Hague..Do some research about the Bush,BinLaden family tree and how far it goes back,interesting reading...

      September 19, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mickey1313

    The cult of islam is a plague upon the earth and just like small pox and polio, it needs to be eradicated.

    September 18, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Sinfully Yours

      I love the smell of napalm in the morning!

      September 18, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Then the Afghan misadventure, a folly again without thinking it thru. No stated or defined objective and exit strategy. What should have been a law enforcement op became a full scale invasion and occupation. Again thousands of American deaths and tens of thousand innocent civilian dead and counting. No end in sight. No geopolitical or economic gains quite the contrary.
    Talibans had offered twice to hand over Osama to Bush admn. outrightly rejected by Bush.
    The longest running war in our history. Occupying a land not belonging to us. Killing a people and asking them to kill their own, being killed for 11 years and counting. Defiling their holy book, reviling their religion and then decrying the fact that they do not love us.
    Those that do not want to see an end to this madness continue preaching the message of hate and fear. God!

    September 18, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Catherine ruckel

      I don't think there is any hope for you.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    Americans beware of these forces of hate who have been creating paranoia and turning us into phobics. Time to sit up and take a stock of where we have been headed and to put a stop to it.
    Good morning all. See you folks somewhat later in the day.

    September 18, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  12. Catherine ruckel

    Reply to Tad Bemenista, No Tad not fox news I lived through all of it, and followed the history as it was being played out. I was not only taught how to think critically, I was taught to apply common sence, which is all btu being lost today because everyone rely's on what they are told rather than do their own research. You shouldn't be so critical of fox news you should look at all media, if you allow yourself to be fed through only one outlet you rob yourself of a true education. If you consider fox an enemy because they may have different views than you, You may learn something you didn't know, it will broarden your herizons, and maybe give you some common sence rather than give you bias.You know what they say if you think someone is your enemy keep them close.

    September 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Catherine ruckel

    REPLY TO SAY WHAT, you never give your enemy an exit date so they save all their might to destroy their people who fight so hard to be free. What goes on iin the middle east is what i call a war on women. not paying for free contraception and abortions for people who don't use the birth control anyway.the poor get it from Medicaid and 30 year olds who go to brown can pay for it themselves. while planned parenthood pays for most of our youth. War on women. Women become sucide bombers to get out of their night mare of a life,

    September 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    You are from Afghanistan?
    You said you lived it; I was just wondering if that is why.

    September 18, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Patsy

    Seems like the anti-islam tape could fall under a category such as "hate crime" – which could get tricky since it involves different countries! Maybe it's time for some new international laws.

    September 18, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |