AFGHANISTAN - Aug 3 - Car Bomber Kills 21 Afghans In Market.
A suicide bomber Noun 1. suicide bomber - a terrorist who blows himself up in order to kill or injure other people
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political blows up a car in a small town's bazaar in southern Afghanistan, killing himself and 21 others and wounding 13 people, including several children. Hours earlier, four Canadian soldiers with NATO NATO: see North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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International military alliance created to defend western Europe against a possible Soviet invasion. were killed and 10 were wounded in two separate attacks in the same area, Afghan and NATO officials said. The police also fought insurgents Insurgents, in U.S. history, the Republican Senators and Representatives who in 1909–10 rose against the Republican standpatters controlling Congress, to oppose the Payne-Aldrich tariff and the dictatorial power of House speaker Joseph G. Cannon. in a nearby village, and one policeman was killed and three were wounded, a doctor at a local hospital said. The incidents, which all occurred within a 30-minute drive of the main city of Kandahar, came three days after NATO took command of foreign soldiers in southern Afghanistan, but followed months of violence by Taliban insurgents who NATO officials said are determined to destabilize de·sta·bi·lize
tr.v. de·sta·bi·lized, de·sta·bi·liz·ing, de·sta·bi·liz·es
1. To upset the stability or smooth functioning of: the international force. One of the NATO soldiers killed and three of the wounded were Canadians hit by two roadside bombs early Aug 3 morning. Three other Canadians were killed and six were wounded when they were attacked at midday by insurgents firing rocket- propelled grenades from a school building. Canadian troops have been operating in Kandahar Province since February and have lost 21 soldiers in repeated ambushes and suicide attacks. British soldiers in the neighbouring province of Helmand have lost nine soldiers in the last two months, three of them in an ambush Aug 1. The suicide bombing Noun 1. suicide bombing - a terrorist bombing carried out by someone who does not hope to survive it
bombing - the use of bombs for sabotage; a tactic frequently used by terrorists
suicide bombing n → in Panjwai may have been aimed at soldiers or a government building. "All the killed and injured were civilians", said Haji Agha Lalai, a local official. He said members of the area's district council had received warnings recently that a suicide bomber was planning an attack on its headquarters building, which is near the bazaar. A Canadian military spokesman said that a logistics convoy was on its way through the bazaar to retrieve vehicles damaged by two roadside bombs when the car exploded further down the main street. "We are not sure if the bomber exploded his car prematurely or if he was targeting civilians", Major Quentin Innis said. "Either he did not reach his target or he was directly targeting civilians". NATO and Afghan forces were conducting an operation against insurgents in the area of Pashmul village, several kilometers from Panjwai, to improve security and protect traffic on a major road that passes nearby, a military press statement said. "ISAF ISAF International Security Assistance Force (UN program)
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ISAF Information Security Awareness Forum will continue to support the government and its security forces as they take the fight to the Taliban, whenever and wherever we have an opportunity to pre-empt pre·empt or pre-empt
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a. , disrupt and dislocate dis·lo·cate
To displace a body part, especially to displace a bone from its normal position. their insurgency operation", Brigadier General David Fraser, commander of NATO troops in southern Afghanistan said in the statement. The region around Panjwai was the scene of intense fighting between Canadian and Afghan troops and Taliban insurgents earlier this year. A number of civilians were killed there in May in airstrikes by the coalition that was then led by the United States. After the attack Thursday, Lalai, the local official, said: This was the action of the enemy of Afghanistan and Islam to kill civilians. "People are going through a very sorrowful sor·row·ful
Affected with, marked by, causing, or expressing sorrow. See Synonyms at sad.
sorrow·ful·ly adv. time in Panjwai".