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Suicide bomber kills more than 40 at Afghan mosque

A suicide bomber slaughtered more than 40 people, including five children, when he struck at a mosque in northern Afghanistan after Eidul Azha prayers on Friday, officials said.
It was the worst death toll in a single attack in Afghanistan since 80 died on December 6 last year in a suicide blast at a shrine in Kabul on Ashura. At least 50 others were wounded as the bomb — reportedly stuffed with ball-bearings — ripped through the crowd of worshippers in Maymana city in Faryab province.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but suicide bombings are a favourite weapon of Taliban trying to topple the Western-backed government of President Hamid Karzai. The attacker was wearing a police uniform when he blew himself up at the entrance to the city’s packed Eid Gah mosque, deputy provincial governor Abdul Satar Barez told AFP.
“We have 42 dead — more than 20 are security forces and the rest of them are civilians, including five or six children,” he said. “Around 51 are wounded, some 15 of them critically injured.” A member of parliament for Faryab, Naqeebullah Fayeq, who was present during the attack put the death toll at 47. Barez, like many other provincial officials, was also at the scene at the time of the bombing and described the horror of the blast in the midst of a religious celebration.
“We had just finished Eid al-Adha prayers and we were congratulating and hugging each other,” Barez said. “Suddenly a big explosion took place and the area was full of dust and smoke and body parts of police and civilians were all over the place. It was a very powerful explosion.”



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18 Comments

  1. dialogueforpeace said:

    What more one can do in love of God by slaughtering humans on Eid-e-Qurban?

  2. samahnvi said:

    i beleive no muslim could do this. International terrorists like USA and Isreal r backing these attacks as they have their own axe to grind

    • desi said:

      How can you possibly blame anyone but the muslims,sure blame others,that is the ignorance I expect from you morons.No wonder why Pakistan is where its at.This is the perfect time and situation to show the world that we the muslims and Pakistanis do not support it.This is the time to go against this barbaric people and stop blaming others.Take action,make your voice count,where are the protests,where are the road blocks,shops closed,tires burning.Nothing,let the blame game begin,cowards.

  3. Nadeem said:

    Zionist powers are at full steam in dismantling & degrading Islam, succesfully.
    Shame the so called Muslims are carrying out these attacks for money. These naive suicide bombers are brain washed with promises of going to heaven.
    Lets not be under any misconception the agencies in Afghanistan & Pakistan know exactly where these animals are, but are reluctant to do anything for the fear of losing the Zionist funds given to the superiors. Shame on all involved in killing of innocent people on an occasion like this.

    • Eddied said:

      I do not see any Zionist involvement in this atrocity…this killing has Taliban written all over it…as long as these extremists are supported by other Muslims the killing will continue…when will the people understand that the Taliban are your enemy and they are not really Muslims at all…they break all of the rules of Islam just to keep themselves in power…they have brainwashed a teenager into thinking that suicide and killing other Muslims is a good thing ….tragic really…

  4. Nazia said:

    This is our present too .Any time any where common people of both countries have come to this threat where rulers are living in VIPs security and rest are living with fear of terrorism for next many hours unless we are able to control this menace of lawlessness and get rid of super friendship of our elites to USA.

    • SECULARDOCTOR said:

      HI NAZIA .. how de hun ! now u r expert on afganistan living in lahore heaven on earth under sharif brothers .. can u face the bitter truth ? isi has been blamed by afgan leaders in afgan destructions and killings x last 30yrs ..same isi blamed for killings by shias balochs sindhis pathans of PAKISTAN !!!!!! MILITARY INTELLIEGENCE MUST NOT == MEAN MALICIOUS MURDERERS ..ISI IS CIAGULAMS .. PLEASE ILLUMINATE WITH UR EXPERT VIEWS BUT BASE ON KNOWN FACTS .. PAKISTAN ISI CREATED TALIBAN IN AFGANISTAN -WELL KNOWN ..

      • desi said:

        I really hope you are a better doctor then an analyst lol.how de hun? is that chinese or you are trying to sound American,you know CIA GULAM.WELL KNOWN You should really refrain yourself from commenting doctor G,you sound like a ulloo ka patha.

        • SECULARDOCTOR said:

          desi same to u x222 u ulloo ka patha x2.. sobsog! if u r a muslim and not KAAFIR- THEN FACE THE TRUTH ..IF PAK HAS TO IMPROVE

  5. Nazia said:

    I think between intelligent agents and their fine discussion it is better to maintain silence so that they will share their views and reviews in much better manner. EXCUSE ME

    • SECULARDOCTOR said:

      INTELLIGENCE AGENTS NAZIA NOT NECESSARILY INTELLIGENT–AGENTS .. THERE MUST BE ACCOUNTABLE PROCESS FOR ALL WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO SERVE PAK PEOPLES ..DO U AGREE ? power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely !!!!

  6. Nazia said:

    did I call them intelligent?? no not at all. But they behave like as brain drain of my country.Their characters are not more than Mr beans but with absolute powers and no criticism from other departments so act like dangerous species of Pakistan.This is horrible situation for any nation when duffers get places of intellectual and intellectuals are treated as junk.So this is true picture of Pakistan

    • SECULARDOCTOR said:

      nazia do u consider urself to be intellectual or intellectual duffer with access to internet ?logical analysis and critical self appraisal and self directed learning MUST for anyone wonna be intellectual .. PAK NEEDS PAK DOERS -NOT TALKERS CHATTERING LAHORI PUNJABI MAFIOSAS OR NIGHTCLUBSDALAALS KAAFIRS LIVING OFF JEWISH GAMBLERS TIPS !!!! we have met many thousands of humble PAK PEOPLES WHO ARE INTELLIGENT INTELLECTUALS MAKING DAILY LIVING BY HARDWORK DOING DAILY WAGES LABOURERS !!!! PROPHET MOHAMMED NEVER WENT TO ANY SCHOOL NEITHER DID IBRAHIM OR JESUS .. DOERS NEEDED –NO FALSE INTELLECTUALS WITH KEYBOARDS ..and nazia thou shall NOT change the world –so slanted personal abuses IF ANY –Same to you hun ..

      • Nazia said:

        I try my best to avoid the group of intellectuals but have specialty of handling complex matters with utmost simple solutions.Simple living, simple way of expression, simple replies and simple shut up call to those why try to behave like philosopher of this distorted nation

  7. desi said:

    Guess who is to be blamed here for bringing these characters to play with our lives and future,WE are, we voted,we elected,yes we voted in majority and we continue to support them whether you are PPP or PML-N.I believe the better idea is to educate ourselves and the public and move forward by electing a good honest person to lead us.Making comments in hate and ignorance like this moron doctor is useless,and also,being hateful and disrespectful towards everyone sin't helping anything or anyone either,just saying,

  8. Jacob said:

    This is true face of Islam….
    and ultimate truth of Islam

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