Skip to comments.Suicide attack killed female soldier from St. Pete, says C.W. Bill Young
Posted on 10/16/2012 5:09:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
A local soldier killed in Afghanistan on Saturday died in a suicide bomb attack, U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young told the Tampa Bay Times on Monday night.
Earlier Monday evening, the U.S. Department of Defense issued a news release saying that Army Spc. Brittany B. Gordon died from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The military provided no other details.
Contacted by phone later that night, Young, R-Indian Shores, told the Times that military officials had advised him that the IED came from a suicide bomber.
"It is not one that was planted as a mine. The person was wearing a suicide vest. This is also considered an IED," said Young, who chairs the House defense appropriations subcommittee.....
.....The attack occurred when a delegation including U.S. coalition members arrived to deliver furniture to an intelligence office in the Maruf district, a remote area of Kandahar providence, Afghan officials said.
The attacker wore a suicide vest beneath his intelligence service uniform, which he detonated shortly after the delegation arrived.
Killed in the attack were the U.S. soldier, a former U.S. military officer, the deputy intelligence director for Kandahar providence, two of his bodyguards and another Afghan intelligence employee.
This was the first attack this year by an intelligence service employee to result in the death of international service members. Generally the intelligence service, known as the National Directorate of Security, is thought to vet its employees more thoroughly than the Afghan army and police.
In this case the target appears to have been the Afghan agents, officials said.
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Thank you, Brittany.
Dear God please stop this madness. Bless this beautiful women and her family.
It’s past time to carpet bomb the islamic herd and end Politically Correct Warfare,and get the prissy “Managers” out of war fighting.
WE are training them to do just WHAT NOW???? What is it again, trained to take over the job after we leave??? is that it???
NO, they are being trained to KILL US.
Don't look like any of our military will be allowed to make it out alive...JUST DAMN.
Praying for comfort to the family of this brave and beautiul young lady.
SPC Gordon was “collateral damage”. The target was the Afghan intel people. They got a man all the way inside for him to self-detonate.
America's best are still dying at the hands of moslum savages while our politicians bow to the
savages, send them billions of taxpayer dollars, pamper them, and bring them here to poison
America with their insane death cult parading as a religion.
Ask the demonic white house whether this too was “workplace violence”. Tell Obama to hide his face in shame.
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