Suicide bomber kills 2 at base in eas...

Suicide bomber kills 2 at base in east Afghanistan

There are 9 comments on the ABC 33/40 story from Aug 17, 2011, titled Suicide bomber kills 2 at base in east Afghanistan. In it, ABC 33/40 reports that:

A minibus packed with Afghan civilians has struck a roadside bomb in western Afghanistan, killing at least 13 people and wounding several others.

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#1 Aug 18, 2011
Huge Afghan blast kills
27 US soldiers UPDATE 1 Thu, 18 Aug 2011
07:43:19 GMT A powerful explosion
has rocked a US military
base in eastern
Afghanistan and
reportedly killed at least
27 American soldiers and left dozens
Taliban spokesman
Zabiullah Mujahid
claimed responsibility
for the deadly attack, saying the huge
explosion left at least
27 American troops
killed and 34 others
wounded, a Press TV
correspondent reported. The incident occurred
early Thursday when a
truck bomb went off
inside the US military
base in Gardez city, the
capital of Afghanistan's Paktia province.
According to the Taliban
spokesman, the truck
contained hundreds of
kilos of explosives.
Witnesses say the explosion was very
powerful and a US
helicopter was also
destroyed in the blast.
American forces in
Afghanistan have been experiencing their
deadliest days since the
beginning of August.

Mcintosh, MN

#2 Aug 18, 2011
Presstv is reporting 27 dead troops.

Lincoln, NE

#3 Aug 18, 2011
Roosevelt wrote:
Presstv is reporting 27 dead troops.
No American troops were killed

Lincoln, NE

#4 Aug 18, 2011
No American troops were lost in the attack at Gardez
worried mom

Tulsa, OK

#5 Aug 19, 2011
thank you for posting no american troops lost


#6 Aug 20, 2011
'US drone gunned
down in Afghanistan' UPDATE 1 Sun, 21 Aug 2011
05:16:17 GMT Taliban militants claim
they have shot down an
unmanned US
reconnaissance drone in
the eastern Afghan city
of Jalalabad. Taliban spokesman
Zabihollah Mojahed
claimed that the
militants gunned down
the aircraft late on
Saturday. Witnesses told Press TV
that they saw the drone
catching fire mid-air
and crashing into a
civilian house.
Earlier this week, another US drone
crashed due to technical
problems in eastern
Ghazni Province, NATO
said in a statement.
The Taliban spokesman had claimed that the
militants shot down the
unmanned plane.
The Taliban militants
say they have shot
down several aircraft and NATO choppers in
different parts of
Afghanistan over the
past few months.
The militants have
proven resilient despite the presence of around
150,000 US-led forces in
Taliban have steadily
stepped up their attacks
on the US-led forces, inflicting heavy
casualties and damage
on them.

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Aug 21, 2011
I have a loved one there. Who is anonymous proxy?

Kaiserslautern, Germany

#8 Aug 31, 2011
The site that the article came from about 27 troops being killed is a Taliban propaganda site. There were no US personnel killed. The same base was attacked in September of last year and the same site claimed that they had killed dozens of soldiers and blown up tanks, helicopters, and airplanes. No US personnel were even injured in that attack and no equipment was damaged.

Battle Creek, MI

#9 Sep 6, 2011
Our son just departed for Gardez... yesterday
So am glad I found this site

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