Skip to comments.Taliban claims responsibility for bomb attack, poisoning in Afghanistan
Posted on 02/27/2012 3:15:24 AM PST by tobyhill
A suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives Monday at the front gate of a military airfield in eastern Afghanistan, an attack that follows a week of deadly violence over the burning of Qurans at an American base that has strained U.S.-Afghan military relations.
At least nine people were killed and 12 wounded in the early morning explosion near the front gate of the airport in Jalalabad, Gen. Abdullah Hazim Stanikzai, the provincial police chief, said. There were no NATO casualties.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing, saying it was in retaliation for the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base last week. ,,,,
The Taliban also claimed Monday to be behind the poisoning of food at a dining facility at Forward Operating Base Torkham, near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. It too was a retaliatory attack, the group said.
ISAF confirmed that food at the base appeared to have been contaminated over the weekend, though it was unclear if it was deliberate.
"Nobody got sick. An Afghan dining facility worker came to his leaders at the FOB and said that something had been poisoned," Maj. David Eastburn, an ISAF spokesman, said.
"The dining facility was shut down and we brought in environmental health, who found traces of chlorine bleach in the coffee and fruit. Soldiers are now eating pre-prepared rations and no one was affected. There is a full investigation that is narrowing down who was responsible."
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Killing one another to save us the bullets.
4:30 AM MST Operation #EFAD bump
The burning of the Koran is just an excuse, not a reason for the bombings.
They look fo any excuse,. If it hedn’t of been the Koran burning it would have been something else.
They didn’t mind the use of the Korans by their fellows to pass on messages.They toss their own Korans in a poop filled ditch.The riots over Koran burning is a boatload , just another excuse to kill.
As if they needed one.
So after all this kowtowing to these rioting inbreds, now Hillary is begging for calm?
After throwing gasoline on every situation and throwing our military under the bus, now that these pigs are all riled up, she wants to try to deal with them rationally.
She is a piece of work.
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