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Would-be suicide bombers blown up in Afghan blast
Reuters ^ | 29 December 2005 | Unknown

Posted on 12/29/2005 12:00:18 PM PST by Cap Huff

SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Two would-be suicide bombers blew themselves up while strapping on explosives in an Afghan town bordering Pakistan on Thursday, police said.

No one else was hurt in the blast near the market in Spin Boldak, Afghan border force commander Abdul Raziq told Reuters.

"They were hiding explosives under their clothes when they went off," he said, adding that police suspected the bombers had intended to target troops from the U.S.-led force in Aghanistan

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; gnfa; oops; prematurevirgination; workaccident
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To: Cap Huff

Hey Achmed, what's this for?


51 posted on 12/29/2005 12:49:04 PM PST by Aeronaut (It is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how the war began.)
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To: TC Rider

Someone really should fill out a workplace accident notice.


52 posted on 12/29/2005 12:50:04 PM PST by Redcitizen (My tagline can beat up your honor tagline)
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To: Thebaddog

I think that happened up the North near Mazar-e-Sharif....
Spin Boldak is down on the Pakistan border.


53 posted on 12/29/2005 12:52:29 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Cap Huff

"They blowed up real good."

54 posted on 12/29/2005 12:55:58 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: All

I think that the rules are pretty simple : No infidels, innocent women, and helpless children = No Virgins.
For a failed mission one must spend eternity working a pig farm.
"Ahmed...Time to slop the Hogs!!"


55 posted on 12/29/2005 12:59:23 PM PST by JerseyDvl ("Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel"-Samuel Johnson to the Dems of today.)
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To: Cap Huff

Two for the price of one.


56 posted on 12/29/2005 1:00:08 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Calpernia

57 posted on 12/29/2005 1:01:50 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Cap Huff
Mmmm. They're not giving these jobs to the sharpest knives in the drawer, are they.
58 posted on 12/29/2005 1:04:00 PM PST by colorado tanker (I can't comment on things that might come before the Court, but I can tell you my Pinochle strategy)
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To: ken in texas

Darwin award finalists!


59 posted on 12/29/2005 1:05:08 PM PST by DarthVader (Do something positive for America today: Insult an America hating leftie.)
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To: Cap Huff

"Now don't that just ruin your day...?"


60 posted on 12/29/2005 1:06:43 PM PST by UPcrawfish
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To: colorado tanker

Nope. They must be both willing and able to be at all effective. These guys were willing, but short on the able side.


61 posted on 12/29/2005 1:07:52 PM PST by Cap Huff
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To: Cap Huff

As with dumb criminals, our best hope is dumb suicide bombers. Remember the car bomb guys in Israel who had their clock set wrong, so the bomb went off as they were driving it to the target?


62 posted on 12/29/2005 1:11:26 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: FormerACLUmember
Sniff, .... happy endings always make me cry.

Attaboy, Clarence!

63 posted on 12/29/2005 1:15:41 PM PST by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: colorado tanker
They're not giving these jobs to the sharpest knives in the drawer, are they.

Suicide bombers are self-selected for stupid!

64 posted on 12/29/2005 1:16:20 PM PST by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: TC Rider

Damn, time to break out the magic marker again.

65 posted on 12/29/2005 1:17:16 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: antiRepublicrat

I don't remember that one. Anytime these guys are taken out of action without hurting the good guys is really good fortune. In general, I would rather they get caught, like that woman bomber in Jordan. She provided a lot of good intel it would seem from some early reports.


66 posted on 12/29/2005 1:17:41 PM PST by Cap Huff
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To: Cap Huff

The city council from the Austrian city of Graz will push to have its stadium named after them.



67 posted on 12/29/2005 1:27:15 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Cap Huff
I don't remember that one.

It happened back in 1999. Two coordinated car bombs went off prematurely because of a daylight savings time mixup between the guys who set the bomb and the drivers. Nobody was hurt except for the drivers. Gotta love it.

68 posted on 12/29/2005 1:29:29 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: antiRepublicrat

I was going to post "spring forward, fall backward" but then didn't. Interesting that it was a daylight savings mix up.


69 posted on 12/29/2005 1:31:27 PM PST by Cap Huff
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To: Cap Huff

Nixon's fault!!

Better late than never


70 posted on 12/29/2005 6:52:55 PM PST by Freedom_Fighter_2001 (When money is no object - it's your money they're talking about)
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To: Calpernia

Thanks for the ping!


71 posted on 12/29/2005 10:51:09 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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