23 November, 2007

Bombs don't kill people, bodyguards kill people

Strategypage provides yet another example of why I don't want to ever be surrounded by gun-happy people, even if they are nominally on my side:

November 23, 2007: In Afghanistan, an examination of the 77 people killed by a November 6 suicide bomb attack, found that most of them were killed by bullets, not the bomb. The bullets came from the bodyguards of tribal chiefs and politicians that were at the gathering. More than a hundred people were wounded as well, and most were hit by bullets. The bodyguards fired for more than three minutes after the bomb went off. Most of the dead (61 of 77) were students from a local school. Five teachers and five bodyguards also died.
Please note: I have nothing against guns, per se. I just worry about some of the idiots who carry them.

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