June 3rd, 2013
07:20 AM ET

10 kids, 2 soldiers killed in Afghan suicide bombing

Ten schoolchildren and two soldiers with NATO's International Security Assistance Force were killed Monday in a bombing in Afghanistan, officials said.

A police officer was also killed when a suicide bomber attacked a bazaar in Afghanistan's eastern Paktia province, the Afghan Interior Ministry said.

The assailant, who was on a motorbike, detonated a device in the main bazaar of the Samkanai district, Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said.

At least 16 others were wounded, Sediqqi said.


Filed under: Afghanistan
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  1. Portland tony

    Collateral damage in an attack on American soldiers is not going to win over the hearts and minds of the local afghans. When will these people ever learn?

    June 3, 2013 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Children have been and continue to be an embarrassing to mankind casualty of Iraq & Afghan disasters and a legacy which doesn't shame the mankind anymore. 'War on Terror' turning into terror for these innocent souls.

    June 3, 2013 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bad strategist

    Let's leave Afghanistan as quickly as possible so Al Qaeda can advance their strategic objective of expanding the salafist state and compelling less western presence, plus the Taliban can restore religious dictatorship to Afghanistan. That will be a great outcome.

    June 3, 2013 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Same way@PT as civilian deaths in airstrikes and drone attacks have turned the Afghan population against us.

    June 3, 2013 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    being blocked now

    June 3, 2013 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Anti AlQaeda & Anti Taliban sentiment that was seething in the general population in the beginning was our most effective weapon.We failed to recognize it and use it to our advantage.

    June 3, 2013 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Even the Taliban were arrayed against alqaeda nad had offered to deliver Osama Bin Laden to us twice, an offer that Bush rejected. Full scale invasion and prolonged occupation of that land and civilian deaths got that misadventure to fail.

    June 3, 2013 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. BOMBO

    A few of you need to re-read the story. NATO did not target children. This is not NATO's fault.

    June 3, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      In this case, a "fanatic" was targeting US forces, but hit some local kids. ......no matter, the innocent children are the victims here, no matter who throws the damned Bomb and how just they feel their cause is!

      June 3, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    I was not just talking about this incident. Thousands of children have died by actions from both sides and that is what matters in the final analysis. If one choses to ignore that reality that wouldn't diminish it. Call it 'collateral damage' or whatever.

    June 3, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    "No matter who throws the bomb and how just they feel their cause is" Absolutely and I agree.
    Look back at the past decade and the continuing madness.

    June 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    "Targeting US forces". Why are we still there 11 years on?

    June 3, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    A suicide bombing in Afghanistan? Color me shocked.
    The US is never going to change the ME. Time to stop trying.

    June 3, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    No one can and why? Time has gone when world could be divided and parceled and distributed among the powers of the time. Colonization and the 'Empire Syndrome' has had its day.
    Be it M.East , S.E.Asia, Pacific Rim, Africa or Latin America, interventionism is no longer viable & sustainable.

    June 3, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    Have a good one all.

    June 3, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. JAYVIN.B

    Why do people do this, someday I will put a stop to this nonsense

    June 3, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
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