Female Afghan Suicide Bomber Kills 13 in Response to Secret Romney Video

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 at 7:39 am

Not that seeing Obama’s Afghan policy swirl the drain will resonate with the “mainstream” media, but it sure does appear things have reached crisis levels in Afghanistan.

In one of the most deadly insurgent attacks here this year, a suicide bomber detonated a car filled with explosives on a main thoroughfare leading to Kabul’s airport, killing at least 13 people.

Most of the victims were South Africans, packed into a minivan on their way to work at the airport. The suicide bomber rammed into the minivan, creating a huge explosion whose shockwaves were felt in many parts of the city, according to eyewitnesses.

“The explosion was so powerful and loud that I could not hear anything for 10 minutes,” Abdullah Shah, a teacher who witnessed the attack, told The Associated Press.

A number of innocent bystanders were also hurt in the blast. The blast was so strong it sent the minivan flying at least 160 feet from its original location, according to police officials.

A militant group called Hezb-i-Islami (Party of Islam) claimed responsibility for the blast, calling it revenge for the offensive anti-Islam movie produced in the United States by a group of individuals with checkered pasts. The movie has set off a wave of deadly riots in many parts of the Muslim world, including Afghanistan, where hundreds of protesters have thrown rocks at police and set vehicles on fire.

Hezb-i-Islami, one of many insurgent groups operating in Afghanistan, says a 22-year-old female named Fatima carried out the attack. If true, it would be the first time ever that a female suicide bomber has driven a car bomb for an attack in Kabul.

Barack Obama, prepping for a big day with David Letterman and Jay-Z, was unavailable for comment.


2 Responses to “Female Afghan Suicide Bomber Kills 13 in Response to Secret Romney Video”

  1. Chipperoo on 18/18/12 at 10:31 am

    But what a bizarre choice of target for an attack. I mean, a busload of South African expatriate workers. How does that count coup on the United States for the offending video? I’m not sure that these workers would even qualify as Westerners. Is it all just killing for killing’s sake?

  2. Blue Hen on 18/18/12 at 10:36 am

    But what a bizarre choice of target for an attack

    If you’re trying to undermine the current government, proving that business travelers from anywhere aren’t safe is a great way to do it. That’s a major goal of terrorist campaigns.