More dead civilians, more protests:
Afghans protest after overnight raid kills four
KABUL, Mar 7 (AP) — Afghans are demonstrating in front of a line of U.S. military vehicles in eastern Afghanistan to protest what officials say are the deaths of four Afghans during an overnight U.S. raid.
Khost Province Deputy Gov. Tahir Khan Sabari says the raid killed four people and wounded two. Protesters also said several Afghans were arrested.
Sabari says the raid took place without the participation of Afghan forces despite a recent agreement saying Afghans would take part in raids to prevent civilian casualties and help with cultural issues.
Hundreds of protesters shouted "Death to America" and threw rocks in the eastern city of Khost. AP Television News footage showed Afghan men blocking the path of U.S. military vehicles. (link)
Xinhua notes that the demonstration was attended by hundreds of people and that the protestors brought the bodies of the dead into the streets.
On March 8, two Afghan police in Kapisa were shot and killed by a joint Afghan/coalition patrol after the police had first fired at the patrol.
Finally, one child is killed in Helmand:
One child killed, another wounded in mortar fire in Afghanistan
KABUL, Mar 8 (RIA Novosti) - One child was killed and another wounded as NATO-led coalition forces opened mortar fire, battling Taliban militants in the Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, the alliance said on Sunday.
The incident occurred on Sunday when a patrol of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was ambushed by Taliban militants in Naad Ali district. The coalition forces had to open retaliation fire, the alliance said... (link)
March 1: NATO troops kill a civilian in Nangarhar province in a vehicle accident.
March 7: In an early morning raid, US soldiers entered two houses and killed four civilians, according to locals in Khost province.
March 8: NATO troops killed a child in a clash with insurgents in Helmand.
March 8: Coalition and Afghan troops kill two Afghan police in a friendly fire incident in Kapisa.