Dozens killed in Afghanistan suicide attacks Â (Al Jizz)
At least 27 killed in triple suicide bombing in Nimroz province, in nation’s deadliest day for civilians this year.
The pay isn’t that good, but there are some notable compensations: “God has bought from the believers their selves and their possessions against the gift of Paradise; they fight in the way of God; they kill, and are killed…” (Qur’an 9:111) “And We will marry them to fair women with large eyes….” (Qur’an 44:54)
“Al-Qaeda’s ‘suicide bombers wanted’ ad,” by Asher Zeiger in theÂ Times of Israel, August 14 via JW:
At least 37 people have been killed after a series of bombings in Afghanistan, including an attack where three suicide bombers detonated their explosivesÂ in the country’s southwest.
The explosions inÂ Zaranj, the capital of Nimroz province, along the Iranian border, killed at least 27 and left about 80 peopleÂ wounded on Tuesday.
“The attackers blew themselves up in crowded markets to target civilians, there was no government installation nearby,” provincial governor Abdul Karim Barahawi told the Reuters news agency.
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Three suicide attackers out of an original group of 11 blew themselves up in separate areas of the city, one outside a hospital, police said.
“This was a group of 11 attackers who wanted to conduct simultaneous attacks across the city,” deputy provincial police chief Mujibullah Latifi told the AFP news agency.
“Security forces killed two of the suicide attackers last night and detained three others this morning. Three managed to detonate themselves while three others were gunned down.”
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but similar attacks are usually blamed on the Taliban,Â fighting to overthrow the Western-backed government of President Hamid Karzai.
Al Jazeera’s Jennifer Glasse, reporting from Kabul, said these attacks “mark the deadliest day for Afghan civilians so far this year”.
Nimroz is a relatively peaceful province but it has seen an increase in violence recently.
A bomb also detonated in a market in the northern province of Kunduz, killing ten people and injuring 36 others.
The explosion, which killed several children, went off just as shoppers were heading home for the meal ending the Ramadan fast.
On Saturday, an Afghan policeman killed 11 of his fellow officers in the province’s remote Dilaram district.