Skip to comments.Taliban Suicide Bomber Turns on His Own Commanders, Kills 15
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.
“I KEEL YOU!”
He blowed up real good.
At least no Americans were harmed by his premature detonation.
Now THAT was “Workplace Violence”!!!!
Ragheads killing ragheads, what could be better.
Like when the Governor turned on his own crew and mowed them down.
I’ll bet there will be fewer dead voters in Afghanistan than Chicago.
I wonder how the facts of the case came to light, given that a witness would be needed to provide them.
Tens of thousands of lives have probably been saved by one man's act.
I’m guessing Allah did not prevail in that round...
They all had blew eyes.
Must have been a MODERATE.
Would be great!
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.
It sounds like he died as a hero for Afghanistan, and free elections.
A very genuine hero, if true.
“Hey guys. What do you think this red button on my vest is for?”
Just a little muzz on muzz action.......OUTFREAKINGSTANDING!!!!
OK, THAT guy can go to heaven.
April fools no doubt.
Did he give them the “April Fools!” before he opened fire?
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.
Mujahed Skippy is not allowed to frag his officers all at once.
I suppose this happened at a wedding party in a holy city.
Which one was the April Fool?
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.
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.