Another deadly suicide bombing apparently aimed at the Canadians, but killed civilians instead. The reports are somewhat conflicting yet.
The Taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing that targeted a convoy of Canadian soldiers but killed 37 Afghan civilians.
Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmad, when asked about civilian casualties, claimed that 10 foreign soldiers and a "large number of police" had been killed in the attack.
Globe and Mail correspondent Graeme Smith told Canada AM by telephone that suicide bombings in Afghanistan generally kill a disproportionate number of civilians. "And that's what we saw again today. The Canadians are very well protected inside their armoured vehicles, but the civilians of course take the brunt of it," he said.
The Canadian military will only say a convoy was in the area and that no Canadians were killed.
Read full report here: http://tinyurl.com/2ay482
10 Canadians got killed today as one eyewitness seems to know, that, I think, could add considerable fire to the debate of whether to pull out or stay.
you mentioned Jack Layton being an idiot for wanting our troops to pull out. Sorry, I can't follow your logic! I too, am for getting out of there! Canada should keep its nose clean!!!
Peace-keeping; rebuilding?.. YES! Fighting and killing someone who is not our enemy?... NO!!!
We got ourselves suckered into America's war, a war with no end! Our Big Brass, for their own selfish reasons, are ever so willing to sacrifice our sons and daughters for a false
reason.... to free the poor, helpless, backwards, uneducated ordinary Afghan people. It does not matter if 100s of thousands get killed in the process... to them it is still worth it!! Why don't you, Colpy and like-minded, lift a stone or look behind the corners for the REAL reason of this war!!