Monday, September 12, 2011

Taliban suicide bomber who drove 9,000kg of explosives into U.S. base in Afghanistan resulted in 2 Civilian Deaths and Nearly 80 U.S. Soldiers injured

These are the shocking images of the devastating aftermath of a truck bomb on a U.S. base in Afghanistan.

Nearly 80 American soldiers were wounded and two Afghan civilians were killed when the Taliban struck the base in eastern Afghanistan on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks against the United States, Nato said today.

The blast shaved the facades from shops outside the Combat Outpost Sayed Abad in Wardak province and broke windows in government offices nearby, said Roshana Wardak, a former parliamentarian who runs a clinic in the nearby town of the same name.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Eight wounded civilians were brought to Wardak's clinic, two of them with wounds serious enough that they were sent to Kabul. She said one three-year-old girl died of her wounds on the way to the clinic.

The attack was carried out by a Taliban suicide bomber who detonated a large bomb inside a truck carrying firewood, Nato said.

'Most of the force of the explosion was absorbed by the protective barrier at the outpost entrance,' Nato said, adding that the damage was repairable and that operations were continuing. Read More