Friday, June 29, 2007

US troops shoot four civilians

"KABUL, June 29 (Reuters) - U.S. soldiers killed four civilian members of the same family during a raid on Friday in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar". (link here)

The province of Nangarhar has seen several similar incidents in recent months, which have resulted in large protests while polling shows that 52% of Nangarharis want the US out of the country.

As for NATO forces, on June 24 NATO air strikes killed 10 civilians in Pakistan, after reportedly chasing insurgents from Afghanistan across the border. The Pakistani government condemned NATO. (That same day saw one civilian killed by troops following a suicide attack in Helmand as "NATO troops opened indiscriminate fire on locals who were trying to run away from the area."link here)

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