Karzai says this attack was “against humanity, definitely against Islam.” It’s funny how so many Muslims have gotten the opposite impression. Why aren’t there demonstrations against these misunderstanders? Schools teaching against them?
“Kabul bus bomber kills 30 troops,” by Bronwen Roberts for AP (thanks to all who sent this in):
KABUL (AFP) – A suicide bomber wearing an army uniform blew up an Afghan military bus in Kabul Saturday, killing around 30 people and wounding many more in one of the deadliest attacks of the Taliban’s insurgency.
Afghanistan’s US-backed president, Hamid Karzai, called for “stronger vigour” in the worldwide fight against terrorism after the devastating blast.
The attacker detonated his explosives at the entrance of the bus as it picked up army personnel going to work at the defence ministry in the centre of the heavily guarded city, ministry spokesman General Zahir Azimi said.
The force of the explosion blew off the roof and sides of the large bus, which was torn into mangled metal.
Karzai strongly condemned Saturday’s attack at a media briefing hours after the explosion.
It “is something that would indicate to us that the war against terrorism must go on with much stronger vigour,” the grim-faced president told reporters at his palace.
“From Algeria to Indonesia, from the United States to Japan, we all have to keep together and remain steadfast in the war against terrorism,” he said.
He said the attack was “against humanity, definitely against Islam.”