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Taliban Suicide Bomber Turns on His Own Commanders, Kills 15
TOLOnews.com ^ | 01 April 2014

Posted on 04/01/2014 6:59:13 PM PDT by Mount Athos

At least 15 senior Taliban commanders were killed on Tuesday in Ghazni province by a suicide bomber reportedly attempting to keep them from carrying out plans to disrupt Saturday's elections, according to Afghan officials.

In addition to the 15 confirmed dead, nine other militants were wounded by the blast, which occurred in the Gelan district of Ghazni, according to the National Directorate of Security (NDS). Among the casualties were said to be Pakistani Taliban leaders.

Insurgents have publicly stated their intent to derail the elections, which will mark the country's first democratic transition of presidential power in history.

The Taliban commanders were reportedly meeting to plan Election Day attacks when one of their own decided to turn against them using the very tactic made infamous by the insurgent group.

Tuesday's incident was first made known by the NDS and then confirmed by the Ghazni Governor's office.

Violence around the country has increased in recent weeks, including a number of attacks on Independent Election Commission (IEC) offices in Kabul and elsewhere.

The Taliban has also threatened voters with violence, yet over the course of the past week there has been a major surge in voter registration. Many Afghans have said they plan to participate in the elections as a way of defying the militants.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; deathtoll; muslimworld; suicidebomber; taliban

1 posted on 04/01/2014 6:59:13 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

“I KEEL YOU!”

He blowed up real good.

At least no Americans were harmed by his premature detonation.


2 posted on 04/01/2014 7:01:47 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Mount Athos

Now THAT was “Workplace Violence”!!!!


3 posted on 04/01/2014 7:02:18 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: exit82

Ragheads killing ragheads, what could be better.


4 posted on 04/01/2014 7:04:22 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Mount Athos

Like when the Governor turned on his own crew and mowed them down.


5 posted on 04/01/2014 7:04:26 PM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: Mount Athos

I’ll bet there will be fewer dead voters in Afghanistan than Chicago.


6 posted on 04/01/2014 7:05:12 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Mount Athos

I wonder how the facts of the case came to light, given that a witness would be needed to provide them.


7 posted on 04/01/2014 7:06:09 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Mount Athos
Good.

Tens of thousands of lives have probably been saved by one man's act.

8 posted on 04/01/2014 7:10:38 PM PDT by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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To: doc1019

I’m guessing Allah did not prevail in that round...


9 posted on 04/01/2014 7:11:26 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: exit82

They all had blew eyes.


10 posted on 04/01/2014 7:11:26 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Mount Athos

Must have been a MODERATE.


11 posted on 04/01/2014 7:12:33 PM PDT by Dryman (Define Natural Born Citizen)
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To: doc1019
Ragheads killing ragheads, what could be better. Liveleak video of the festivities and a bucket of buttery, salty popcorn?
12 posted on 04/01/2014 7:13:02 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

Would be great!


13 posted on 04/01/2014 7:13:54 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Mount Athos

I have long wondered why the CIA didn’t take a bunch a captured Taliban and reprogram to take out the Taliban leadership. We definitely have the technology to do so, and the effect would be devastating at all levels of their operation.

They could even use surgery to implant him with very powerful explosives, turning his skeleton into deadly shrapnel. With a vest of explosives, they could take out much of a radical madrassa, killing dozens of terrorist recruits.


14 posted on 04/01/2014 7:16:13 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Mount Athos

It sounds like he died as a hero for Afghanistan, and free elections.


15 posted on 04/01/2014 7:17:05 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Mount Athos

A very genuine hero, if true.


16 posted on 04/01/2014 7:21:40 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Mount Athos

“Hey guys. What do you think this red button on my vest is for?”


17 posted on 04/01/2014 7:22:00 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Mount Athos

Just a little muzz on muzz action.......OUTFREAKINGSTANDING!!!!


18 posted on 04/01/2014 7:22:53 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: Mount Athos

OK, THAT guy can go to heaven.


19 posted on 04/01/2014 7:23:51 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Mount Athos

April fools no doubt.


20 posted on 04/01/2014 7:25:19 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Mount Athos

Did he give them the “April Fools!” before he opened fire?


21 posted on 04/01/2014 7:26:49 PM PDT by Newtoidaho
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To: Mount Athos

Wow. May he rest in peace, and may God forgive him for his sins.

Perhaps he would not have been a Muslim at all, had he not had the misfortune to be born into it.


22 posted on 04/01/2014 7:28:23 PM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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To: Mount Athos

Mujahed Skippy is not allowed to frag his officers all at once.


23 posted on 04/01/2014 7:31:20 PM PDT by RichInOC ("In the name of Allah, The Inexorable, The Irresistible...")
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To: Mount Athos

I suppose this happened at a wedding party in a holy city.


24 posted on 04/01/2014 7:43:20 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: Mount Athos

Which one was the April Fool?


25 posted on 04/01/2014 8:05:58 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
I have long wondered why the CIA didn’t take a bunch a captured Taliban and reprogram to take out the Taliban leadership. We definitely have the technology to do so, and the effect would be devastating at all levels of their operation.

The current administration's policy is that the problem is 'extremism', rather than any particular worldview (such as Islam, the Taliban, etc). This reluctance to name the enemy allows the enemy to flourish, which we understand to be the actual policy.

26 posted on 04/01/2014 8:11:07 PM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: Mount Athos

Atta boy!


27 posted on 04/01/2014 10:31:57 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: IncPen

Perhaps on the grand scale, the CIA carefully obeys the POTUS, but as long as they have “plausible deniability”, and do not keep incriminating records, to a great extent they can have a free hand. Assuming, of course, that they are motivated to attack our national enemies.

If they are mistreated or undermined, they are far more likely to obey the (incomprehensible) book of rules, and do little or nothing unless they are micromanaged through it by their administrative oppressors, while keeping very detailed records that incriminate their bosses.


28 posted on 04/02/2014 6:36:11 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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