The Daily Carnage
Taliban Attack Kills 16 at Restaurant Favored by Westerners
Wabel Abdallah, the head of the IMF’s Afghanistan office, and the UN civilian staff died in what UN chief Ban Ki-moon said was a “horrific attack”. Â The 13 foreign victims included Canadians, UK, US, Lebanese, Russian and Danish citizens.Â Five women were among the dead at the city’s popular Taverna du Liban, and at least five were injured, police say.
More on the Taliban attack Â in Afghanistan via Vlad Tepes:
Lyse Doucet will be missing the chocolate cake
Am I the only one confused about Â the “humanity of the Taliban?”
Kamal Hamade, owner of the Taverna du Liban, made the best chocolate cake, the best Lebanese food and, he thought, the best evacuation plan. The plan wasn’t good enough to save him and other foreigners and Afghans who died with him when the Taliban came. But it did save many lives.
At least 21 people, including foreigners, killed in suicide assault in heavily fortified district of Afghan capital.
KABUL, Afghanistan â€” The Taliban struck a restaurant popular with Westerners in downtown Kabul on Friday in what appeared to be a well-coordinated assault, with a suicide bomber clearing a path for two gunmen, who rushed in and fired on diners, the police said. At least 16 people were killed, most of them foreigners.
The attack appeared to be one of the deadliest against Western civilians in Kabul since 2001, with Afghan and Western officials saying as many as 13 of the dead were expatriates.
In other news from the Religion of Peace:
Fanatical Frenzy Watch
- Mumbai mourners killed in stampede—At least 18 die and 50 are injured as crowds gather to pay respects to Muslim spiritual leader, who died aged 102.
Who needs education when you got the Koran already?