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September 23, 2012 9:50 PM   Subscribe

"On the morning of Saturday September 8th a suicide attack in Kabul claimed the lives of a number of young Afghans." Four of the six youth killed were part of the NGO Skateistan. Previously, the film "To Live and Skate in Kabul."
posted by Isadorady (13 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

That is extremely brutal and sad. Tragic.
posted by StickyCarpet at 9:58 PM on September 23, 2012

As reported by the BBC:
The further horror of last weekend's attack is that it was carried out by child - a teenage boy - with a Taliban bomb in his backpack.
posted by BungaDunga at 10:03 PM on September 23, 2012

From the BBC article
"Afghanistan has to be about the worse place in the world to be a child."

What an incredible understatement.
posted by Isadorady at 10:08 PM on September 23, 2012

posted by _paegan_ at 10:26 PM on September 23, 2012

Jesus. I mean, not that this should be any more or less tragic than any other bombing, but fucking hell.
posted by ominous_paws at 12:47 AM on September 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

Back in June, the Stars and Stripes did a story on these kids. After the bombing, they did another story.
posted by annabkr at 1:40 AM on September 24, 2012

Crap. I was just reading about them a few weeks ago. Damn it.
posted by homunculus at 1:41 AM on September 24, 2012

I have a hard time imagining what it must be like to live
in the environment that these kids have grown up in.
...but I have an even more difficult time imagining how an
adult could coax a child into toting a bomb into a crowd of
posted by quazichimp at 1:49 AM on September 24, 2012 [2 favorites]

Prevent this tragedy
posted by roboton666 at 5:05 AM on September 24, 2012

The 8 year old girl who died. Fuuuck. I take my 8 year old son to skate all the time. I've been skating myself since I was 8. Fuck fuck fuck.

Kids should not be allowed to die. Especially kids who just want to skate.

8 years old.
posted by roboton666 at 5:13 AM on September 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

Kids killing kids.
What a fucked up world.

posted by BlueHorse at 2:19 PM on September 24, 2012

posted by Purposeful Grimace at 3:29 PM on September 24, 2012

posted by koucha at 6:29 PM on September 24, 2012

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