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Suicide attacks in Afghanistan & Pakistan

The suicide civilian slaughtering season is in full effect and the barbaric extremists we are fighting show their true colors again with two attacks against innocents.

One against a civilian aid organization, heaven or Allah forbid we try to make Afghanistan a decent place to live.

The attack began at about 3:30 a.m., when a suicide bomber rammed a truck packed with explosives into the outer wall of a compound used by Development Alternatives Inc., a US-based contractor for USAID. The suicide bomber breached the outer wall of the compound, and five heavily armed Taliban fighters wearing suicide vests moved into the compound and began to open fire.

Afghan security forces responded to the attack and fought a pitched battle with the terrorists which lasted several hours. The five Taliban suicide bombers, an Afghan policeman, an Afghan security guard protecting the compound, and two foreigners were killed during the fighting. One German national was among those killed.

The other was at a Sufi shrine in Pakistan. The lovely irony there is that the Sufis are some of the most peaceful Muslims around.

Today three suicide bombers detonated vests at the Data Ganj Bakhsh shrine in Lahore, killing 41 people and wounding more than 170. Of those wounded, 24 are said to be in critical condition.

The three bombers entered the compound undetected and detonated their vests at the Sufi shrine just minutes apart. The suicide vests were packed with ball bearings to maximize casualties. One of the suicide bombers threw hand grenades at worshipers before detonating his vest. The attack took place on a Thursday, when the number of visitors at the shrine is highest.

We simply cannot allow these un-civilized swine to succeed in spreading their medieval obscurantism.