Afghanistan: Body Parts And Chunks Of Flesh From 50 Spectators Spread Islam At Volleyball Game After Suicide Bomber Visit
“There is no peace,” says the LORD, “for the wicked” (Isaiah 48:22). But there’s plenty of pieces for them to spread around for the cause of “Allah”, especially at something as un-Islamic as a volleyball game …
Hadith, Al-Tirmidhi 4649, “He does not belong to us who imitates other people. Do not imitate the Jews or the Christians …”
By Khan Mohammad, AFP – “About 50 people were killed and 60 others wounded when a suicide blast ripped through crowds at a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, the deadliest attack in the country since 2011.
The explosion struck during a tournament between three local teams in Paktika province, a volatile region bordering Pakistan, with many children among the dead and injured.
The high death toll underlined the challenges facing Ashraf Ghani, the new Afghan president, as US-led NATO troops wind down operations and the national security forces take over responsibility for imposing stability.
‘I and my friends were watching the game and we were cheering each time our team scored,’ Abdulhay, an 11-year boy being treated for minor injuries in hospital in Sharana, the provincial capital of Paktika, told AFP by telephone.
‘Then I heard a boom that threw me back unconscious. I opened my eyes in the hospital and don’t know if my friends are dead or alive.’
There was no immediate response from the Taliban, the insurgent group behind many of the attacks across Afghanistan.
‘The suicide attacker was on a motorcycle, he detonated himself in the middle of a volleyball match,’ Attaullah Fazli, deputy governor of Paktika, told AFP.
‘A lot of people including some provincial officials and the police chief were there. About 50 people have been killed, and 60 injured, a lot of them seriously.'” Read more.
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