Donkey bomb kills Afghan police chief

2012-08-07 16:32

Kabul - A bomb strapped to a donkey by Taliban insurgents killed an Afghan district police chief and wounded three others, an official said on Tuesday.

The explosive-laden donkey was tied to a bridge near the gate of the local government headquarters in Charsada, in impoverished central Ghor province, before police chief Gul Ahmad arrived at work on Monday, the official said.

"When the district police chief's vehicle was passing, the bomb was exploded by remote control, killing the police chief on the spot," provincial spokesperson Abdulhai Khatibi said.

Three other policemen were injured, he said, blaming the attack on Taliban militants.

Although donkey bombs are rare in Afghanistan, they are occasionally used by insurgents as a way of getting close to targets.

In a similar incident last November, a bomb strapped to a donkey blew up in northern Afghanistan, killing two people, including a policeman, and injuring 16 others.

Afghan government forces are fighting a bloody war against a decade-long, Taliban-led insurgency with the help of around 130 000 international troops stationed in Afghanistan.

  • jimmy.kawa.1 - 2012-08-07 16:47

    no mention of what happened to the donkey...

      albert.hanekom.9 - 2012-08-07 17:12

      Think its safe to say the donkey is over there (points left) over there(points right) and up there (points up)

  • vernon.meakin - 2012-08-07 17:00

    I dont give a crap about them killing each other but leave the poor donkeys out of it.

      betsy.dorris - 2012-08-07 17:41

      hehe. i dont understand, surely by now they have figured out that you are supposed to plant the bomb, then run away. Not strap it to you and blow yourself up too. Thats not a martyr. thats a moron.

  • Ian - 2012-08-07 17:04

    Filthy dirty savages, burn in hell you cruel scum

  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-08-07 17:27

    Pure decadence!

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-08-07 17:33

    oops boeremag bitten to cruel working ideas no offense

      betsy.dorris - 2012-08-07 17:38


      louiseroger.higham - 2012-08-07 20:12

      U make no sense at all, what the hell has the boeremag got to do with this story!

  • busani.mabunda - 2012-08-07 17:39

    what has become of this Taliban!! ... now they recruit donkeys!! ... *shaking my head*

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-08-07 20:26

      They still recruit donkeys - just the number of legs has changed

  • givenvon.baloyi - 2012-08-07 18:05

    I guess the donkey is in heaven having it way with seven donkey virgins.

  • cwboshoff - 2012-08-07 19:58

    Lol, donkey-kong anyone?

  • louiseroger.higham - 2012-08-07 20:09

    What savage cowards they are, poor defenceless donkey doing there evil deeds. Why not suicide bommbers, they heros aren't they? COWARDS! U make me sick and hope u get punished and sent to hell to roast for ever.

  • adrian.partridge.73 - 2012-08-08 10:18

    Anyone ever play Worms? You remember the Concrete Donkey?

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