Sunday, June 17, 2007

35 Killed in Afghan Bus Bomb Attack

35 Killed in Afghan Bus Bomb Attack
An enormous bomb ripped through a police academy bus at Kabul's busiest transportation hub Sunday, killing at least 35 people in the deadliest insurgent attack in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. The Taliban claimed responsibility.

The thunderous explosion _ which sheared the metal sidings and roof off the bus, leaving only a charred skeleton _ represented a leap in scale from previous Taliban or al-Qaida bombings here, raising the specter of an increase in Iraq-style attacks in Afghanistan.
Stil waiting to hear my from my friends.


Chaoyang said...

Our prayers are with your friends.

Kristin Ohlson said...

Well, I'm okay. And I heard from one of your cousins last night, so he's okay.

This just so totally sucks. The NYT's updated article this morning (Kabul's Monday morning) made me cry-- very moving,

homeinkabul said...

Thank you. Everyone is fine. One friend was supposed to be there but her meeting was delayed.

omg said...

This last week's news out of AFG has been heartwrenching... I am selfishly glad that you aren't there right now.

Frida said...

Sigh, I feel like I could cry here in my lovely hotel room in Bangkok. But instead I guess I'll get back to the business of doing my little bit. Well, maybe I'll cry as well.