Tags

, , , ,

A tanker or other large truck hit embassy row in Kabul today. 90 are know dead and more than 400 injured.

A suspected Islamic State (Isil) truck bomb tore through the diplomatic quarter of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 90 people including a BBC driver and badly damaging the German embassy.

If confirmed that Isil was behind the bombing, it would mark a significant escalation of the jihadists’ violence in Afghanistan and the latest in a string of deadly attacks at the beginning of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

The massive explosive was hidden inside a sewage tank on the back of a truck and went off during the morning rush hour, wounding around 400 people and leaving a large crater. The attack was one of the deadliest in Kabul since the US-led invasion in 2001.

Sixteen years of entanglement and this is what still happens – in the most secured part of the country.

TELEMMGLPICT000130491002-large_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqnhOKBabfOLZJQBViQ93mSMCJk29fJtmMGNgin-hCpS8

The Telegraph.

I’m thinking a little closer to home. Not about the U.S. minding its own business but wondering when the car/truck bomb fad will hit America.

Advertisements