Tuesday, July 29, 2008

ISAF kills 6 civilians in Kunar

Another atrocity is alleged by locals:

9 civilians killed in ISAF clashes with militants

JULY 29 (PAN) - At least nine civilians have been reportedly killed during separate NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and militants' fire in eastern Kunar province.

Said Fazlullah Wahidi, governor of the eastern Kunar province told Pajhwok Afghan News armed Taliban fired at police posts in Watapor district of the province with heavy weapons.

One of the rockets hit a nearby house in the area killing 3 civilians.

There was no immediate comment from the Taliban on the incident.

Meanwhile a NATO led ISAF helicopter allegedly attacked a vehicle in Ghazi Abad and Asmar highway leaving six civilians dead.

Mir Azam Gujarwal district chief of the Asmar told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in Dab Baroro area.

The passengers in the vehicle who were bound for Asmar took the car off the road when attacked, he added.

He believed those killed might have been poor laborers who wanted to take the parts of a vehicle earlier torched by Taliban in the area... (link)

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