Stars & Stripes reports that a truck bomb went off this morning killing two at the compound housing the personnel and assets of Contrack International. The Taliban are taking credit for the attack. One of the dead might be the bomber.
A small truck packed with explosives drove to the compound and detonated, killing two and injuring 15, including passers-by, said Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry. At the blast site, soldiers kept reporters out of the compound, but several buildings were visibly damaged and windows were shattered far down the road.
Zabiullah, an employee of Contrack whose hand was still bloodied from the attack, said he was in one of the company’s warehouses when he felt a massive explosion that collapsed the roof. When he got up he saw many of his co-workers injured and said several other buildings on the site had also collapsed.
Apparently, Contrack International is in the business of building bases for the troops. If these reports are true, I hope they’re doing a better job of building the bases that house the troops than they made their own, if a truck can pull up outside the wall and do that kind of damage inside. I’m just sayin’…