Facebook shares for US bombing of Afghan wedding in 2002

The following article is floating around on Facebook from the Daily Mail: US bomb kills 30 at Afghan wedding

Accurate enough, accept that it happened in 2002.

The fact that this article, with no visible date, appears on the day of the bombing at the Boston Marathon, is a little suspicious. I wouldn’t have thought anything of it, but it came up three times on my feed. No article has ever come up three times on my feed.

It’s also curious that the source was, in all three cases, the Daily Mail article. There are two other articles from reputable sources on this story – the Guardian and CNN. Both of those articles indicate that the bombing occurred in 2002.

The only clue that the Daily Mail article is not recent is found within the article itself:

The United States launched air strikes against Afghanistan last year against the al Qaeda network of Osama bin Laden, blamed for the September 11 attacks on Washington and New York, and the group’s Taliban protectors.

Those air strikes refer seem to refer to the first bombing campaign in November of 2001, placing this article in 2002.

This raises lots of questions as to why this article was posted to begin with, given that the story is from 2002. But, as I saw today on the main news channels covering the Boston bombings, speculating is waste of time, and therefore I shall not n


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