8 Afghan Workers Killed en Route to US Base
Deadliest attack since Ramadan started
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 18, 2013 2:15 AM CDT
This May 17, 2012 file photo shows Afghan National Army soldiers on patrol in the village of Noor Khiel, Logar province, east Afghanistan.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

(Newser) – Eight Afghan workers were shot and killed as they headed to work on a US military base, the BBC reports. Local officials say the Taliban was behind the attacks. The civilian workers "were forced out of their car and taken about 200 meters off (the) road to a nearby village, and shot in the head one by one," a deputy police chief tells AFP, via Fox News. The Logar province attack is the deadliest in Afghanistan since Ramadan began, AFP notes; the Taliban has said it would ramp up violence during the holiday.

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Jul 18, 2013 9:49 PM CDT
love love love it when the savages kill eachother! WE SHOULD GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE AND LET THEM! THEY DO NOT NEED OUR HELP TO DO THIS!
Jul 18, 2013 9:16 AM CDT
TRUTH BE TOLD .... Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, can't kill US Troops hiding behind 30 foot high blast-proof walls. US Troops hide behind those 30 foot high blast-proof walls in Afghanistan, but Afghan workers helping them, can't. The US and the Afghans, don't need US troops that hide.. Obama lost the war.. bring them home.......... REALLY
Jul 18, 2013 8:12 AM CDT
I want you to join my religion and I will keep killing people till you do. Sounds like a good plan.