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Spin Boldak bombing
Location Spin Boldak, Afghanistan
Date February 18, 2008
2:30 pm (GMT+4:30 Kabul (UTC))
Attack type
Suicide attack
Deaths 38
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrator Abdul Rahman (Taliban) [1]

The Spin Boldak bombing happened on February 18, 2008 when a car full of explosives detonated near a Canadian military convoy in a market in Spin Boldak, Afghanistan. The attack killed 38 Afghans and injured at least 25 civilians. In addition, four Canadian soldiers were lightly injured.[1] This suicide bombing occurred just one day after the 2008 Kandahar bombing, the deadliest terrorist attack during the Afghanistan War.

Kandahar Governor Asadullah Khalid said the bombing wouldn't have happened if the Canadians listened to him when he tried to discourage them from going to Spin Boldak.[2]


  1. "Canadian troops blamed in blast that killed 38" by Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press, and Noor Khan,, February 18, 2008. Note: The Canadians were blamed by Asadullah Khalid only to the extent they ignored his warnings of the risk. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
  2. "Canadians were warned about bomber: Afghan governor" by Canwest News Service, February 18, 2008. Footnote upgraded 2010-04-20.

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