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Bomb blast in north Afghanistan

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posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 06:50 AM
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Bomb blast in north Afghanistan


news.bbc.co.uk

Many people have been killed or wounded in a bomb explosion in northern Afghanistan, initial reports say.

It is not clear if the blast in the province of Baghlan was a suicide attack or a roadside bombing.

Unconfirmed reports say at least one member of the Afghan parliament is among the dead.
Violence has escalated and spread in Afghanistan where thousands of local and foreign troops are battling the Taleban and their allies.
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posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 06:50 AM
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This may be the start of a similar situation to Iraq.

Suicide and/or roadside bombs will probably turn this into a similar conflict

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posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 07:02 AM
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A bomb blast targeted a group of lawmakers touring a factory north of Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least 20 people, including six parliamentarians, a lawmaker said.

The lawmakers were about to tour a sugar factory in the northern province of Baghlan when the blast went off. Six members of parliament were among at least 20 people killed, said Faizullah Zaki, a lawmaker from Jawzjan province.

Afghanistan's major television station, Tolo TV, reported more than 100 people killed and wounded.

Among the six lawmakers killed was Sayed Mustafa Kazimi, a former Afghan commerce minister and a powerful member of the Northern Alliance, said the lawmaker's secretary, Ahmadi, who gave only one name.


www.cnn.com...

Looks like some conflicting info there....

[edit on 6-11-2007 by anhinga]



posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 07:08 AM
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In Afghanistan the country is paying the price for elements of the coalition diverting resources to the Iraq misadventure and the failure of many NATO governments and governments outside of NATO to commit there troops to a combat role. Had the coalition played its cards right the security would have improved in Afghanistan and not gone backwards.



posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 07:42 AM
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UPDATE: 90 DEAD

www.nytimes.com...



A suicide bomber killed 90 people and wounded 50 on Tuesday in an attack on a delegation of visiting parliamentarians in the northern Afghan town of Baghlan, the director of the local hospital said.

"The bodies of 90 people have been brought to the hospital so far and 50 people have been wounded," Baghlan hospital director Dr. Khalilullah told Reuters.

Five parliamentarians, including opposition spokesman Mostafa Kazemi, were among those killed, the provincial governor said. Baghlan's intelligence chief, Abdurrahman Sayedkhail, said the number of casualties was so high it was impossible to give an accurate number for now.



posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 11:02 AM
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Witnesses also described seeing the bomber just before he struck in the centre of the crowd - holding a bomb in one hand, and with an explosives belt around his chest. The identity of the bomber is unknown.

The head of hospitals in Baghlan, Yousuf Faiz, told AFP news agency 40 dead and 120 wounded had been registered at four hospitals.

Meanwhile provincial security chief Abdurrahman Sayedkhail told Reuters he was aware of 50 dead, though bodies remained on the streets and some relatives had already taken bodies away.

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Perhaps there'll be confirmed reports later.

From what I understand, relatives of victims have removed some bodies, and there is a lot of general confusion.




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