Tuesday, April 8, 2008

More than 30 civilians thought dead in NATO bombing

An update on the incident from the weekend:

Probe of Afghan 'civilian deaths'
BBC - 2008/04/07

The Afghan government has launched an investigation into reports that up to 33 civilians were killed in a US and Afghan army operation.

The deputy governor of the eastern province of Nuristan told the BBC they died in heavy fighting at the weekend.

The US military said several insurgents were killed but that it had no reports of civilian deaths. ...

The provincial deputy governor, Mohammad Aleem, said women and children were among those killed in the operation in Dohabi district. ... (link)
Pajhwok Afghan News reported the number of civilians killed to be up to forty.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.