From Agence-France Presse:
NATO soldiers kill, injure Afghan civilians: ISAF
KABUL, Aug 13 (AFP) - NATO soldiers shot dead an Afghan man who came close to a military patrol...
The driver was warned through hand, arm and audio signals, and flashing lights, to stop but did not, an ISAF statement said.
"When the vehicle was 10 metres (30 feet) away and still approaching rapidly, the ISAF soldiers, fearing an attack, fired on it," it said. The man died later of his wounds.
Also in Helmand, on Wednesday, ISAF troops fired a single shot at another car which "overtook the queue of traffic and tried to drive through the checkpoint" manned by ISAF, it said in a separate statement.
Troops "were forced to fire a single warning shot after the car continued on its course. Unfortunately the bullet ricocheted, injured the driver and then injured two other civilians who were passing by," it said... (link)
- Complete list of all media-reported killings of civilians by US/NATO forces in the month of July.
- Aug 4: US troops in Ghazni province kill five civilians.
- Aug 7: US troops kill five civilians in Ghazni.
- Aug 9: NATO airstrike kills between 11 and 31 civilians, say reports.