Monday, September 1, 2008

Reports of seven civilians killed

More tragedy:

Afghan children die in Nato raid

SEPTEMBER 1 - Nato-led troops have accidentally killed three children [see Update below - DM] in south-eastern Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) has said.

An Isaf patrol used artillery rounds to return fire after it came under attack from insurgents in the Gayan district of Paktika province, a statement said.

One round hit a house, killing the children and wounding seven civilians... (link)

... In Kabul, hundreds of protesters blocked a road, accusing foreign
troops of killing three members of a family, including two children, in a raid earlier in the day.

The U.S. military said it had nothing to do with the incident.

Residents said troops carried out a pre-dawn raid in the Hud Kheil area in eastern Kabul, killing a man identified by neighbours as Noorullah and two of his sons.

"They threw hand grenades on one house and killed three family members," Sulaiman, a resident, said. Noorullah's wife was wounded, he said.

Local television showed footage of bodies and a damaged house... (link)
Quqnoos adds that the dead man's wife "died from her wounds in hospital at about 11.30am."

A fourth child died from wounds sustained in the Paktika incident.

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