Muhammad said: “Five are regarded as martyrs: They are those who die because of plague, abdominal disease, drowning or a falling building etc., and the martyrs in Allah’s cause.” (Bukhari 4.52.82) Although he is recorded as saying thousands of things, however, he was silent about whether or not someone who blows himself up with his own jihad bomb is considered a martyr. Maybe these nine jihadis can get at least one set of 72 virgins — that’s eight apiece. After all, they tried to murder some Infidels.
Note the headline: AP follows universal journalistic practice. When the perpetrator is an Islamic jihadist, suddenly there is no actor at all in the headline. The car bomb just decided that today would be a good day to kill 13 people.
“Car bomb in eastern Afghanistan kills 13,” by Rahim Faiez for the Associated Press, March 2 (thanks to Twostellas):
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A militant car bomb prematurely exploded overnight in eastern Afghanistan, killing nine insurgents and four civilians, authorities said Sunday.
The blast happened in Logar province, some 10 kilometers (six miles) north of the capital, Pul-e-Alam, said Din Mohammad Darwesh, a spokesman for the provincial governor.
Darwesh said it appeared insurgents, who he identified as three Afghans and six Pakistanis, set off the bomb too early.
“Unfortunately, the explosion completely destroyed a nearby civilian house in which two women and two children were killed,” he said in a telephone interview. “Police and local residents retrieved the bodies.”
Two days earlier, additional Afghan soldiers deployed to the capital after receiving an intelligence report about a possible attack.
Meanwhile Sunday, a lone suicide bomber entered a police station in southern Kandahar province, though officers’ fire forced him to detonate his explosive vest early, only wounding one civilian, said Zia Durrani, spokesman for Kandahar’s police chief.
Also in Kandahar, 12 Taliban escaped from the 1,200-inmate Kandahar Prison after a prison employee falsely put their names on a list of detainees who were scheduled for release, Durrani said. The men walked out of the prison and the prison employee has disappeared, he said. Two of the 12 have been recaptured, he said….