Associated Press: “Suicide bomb kills at least 20 people in Southern Afghanistan”

This is akin to the New York Times’ September 11 tweet saying that “18 years have passed since airplanes took aim and brought down the World Trade Center.” In this case, the Taliban even claimed responsibility, but AP would rather we think a rogue suicide bomb got it in its head to cause some trouble, and went on a killing spree. The AP doesn’t dare name who did it in its headline. That would be “Islamophobic.” Job one of the establishment media is to make sure no one thinks ill of Islam.

“Suicide bomb kills at least 20 people in Southern Afghanistan,” Associated Press, September 19, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

A powerful early morning suicide truck bomb has devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan, killing as many as 20 people and wounding more than 90 others, an official said.

The Taliban, who claimed responsibility for the bombing, have carried out near-daily attacks since peace talks with the US collapsed earlier this month.

Thursday’s massive explosion destroyed part of the hospital in Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, and left a fleet of ambulances broken and battered.

Residents, many of whom had come to see sick family members, used shawls and blankets to carry casualties inside the destroyed building, while authorities scrambled to take the worst of the wounded to hospitals in nearby Kandahar.

In the hours immediately after the explosion, there were contradictory figures of the dead and wounded. The provincial governor’s spokesman Gul Islam Seyal put the death toll at 12 but said authorities were on the scene sifting through the debris. Atta Jan Haqbayan, head of the provincial council, put the death toll at 20.

Morning prayers had just finished when worshippers were stunned by the ear-splitting blast that destroyed parts of a mosque next to the hospital, said Mahboob Hakimi, a resident of Qalat.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed said the target was a nearby intelligence office, which he claimed was destroyed and “tens of intelligence operatives killed/wounded”….

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