Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Al Qaeda and Taliban Assassinate Afghan Governor With Bomb at Mosque

Al Qaeda elements along with the Taliban in Logar province in Afghanistan hit their mark today as they successfully assassinated the Governor there while he spoke at a mosque.

Let me get this straight....New York City police can't target mosques for potential extremist activity but the likes of the Taliban can blow mosques up.  Right?

The story comes from Times of India.

Bombing at mosque kills Afghan's Logar governor: Officials

KABUL, Afghanistan: Afghan officials say a bomb placed inside a mosque in the country's east has killed the governor of Logar province.

They say the explosion took place as governor Arsallah Jamal was delivering a speech on Tuesday morning to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

The governor's spokesman, Din Mohammad Darwesh, says the bombing took place at the main mosque in the provincial capital of Puli Alam.

Provincial deputy police chief Rais Khan Abbul Rahimzai says the explosion also wounded 15 people, five of them critically.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but the Taliban have been targeting Afghan officials, military and Nato troops as part of a campaign to retake territory as international troops draw down ahead of a full pullout at the end of 2014.

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