Afghanistan: Explosions of Violence

More than 40 people, including five Afghan lawmakers and a number of children, were murdered on Tuesday in one of the deadliest suicide attacks since the fall of the Taliban, said Afghan officials. Several bloggers share their regret and opinions on this topic.

Sanjar says[Fa] that many people including five Afghan members of parliarment were killed in a suicide attack in the Baghlan province of Afghanistan on Tuesday, 6th November. The blogger says according to the statistics of provincial hospitals more than 40 were killed and 145 injured.

HomeinKabul says, “We’re all heartbroken. Another loss for our nation.”

Dialogue 3 says [Fa] he is very sorry that Mostafa Kazemi, the former head of the economic commission of the Afghan Parliament, was murdered in this suicide attack. The blogger says Afghanistan lost one of it’s smartest politicians. Dialgue 3 says he has written dozens of pages against the thoughts and actions of Kazemi, but still really regrets his disappearance.

Asiaheart says [Fa] the Peace Conferences in Afghanistan failed to bear fruit. The blogger counts that in two months, from August 9 to October 9, there were 17 suicide attacks, 5 explosion and 508 people lost their lives.

Rumors and violence

Az Heart says [Fa] there are rumors in Iran that several Afghan men sexually violated (raped) an 18 year-old girl. According to the blogger, a 90 second film shows this girl begging several men not to rape her! The blogger writes that Iranian officials reject the rumors that the men in the film were Afghans, but when newspapers reported that they were Afghan immigrants, several innocent Afghans were beaten and knifed by angry people in public.

A missing journalist

Sanjar says:

Ghows Zalmay is a media professional. I know him for quite sometime. He has published a new translation of the Koran. Zalmay has been arrested after complaints from religious scholars that the new edition was un-Islamic. He was arrested on the border on Sunday while trying to flee into Pakistan. Demonstrators protested in two Afghan provinces against the new translation of the Koran into Dari, the second most spoken language in Afghanistan. Religious scholars are outraged at Mr Zalmay's new edition of the Muslim Holy Book.

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