Saturday, August 16, 2008

Three kids killed in NATO airstrike

In Logar province, where three aid workers were killed by militants earlier this week, a new tragedy:

NATO airstrike kills three kids

PUL-E-ALAM, Aug 14 (PAN) - Three children of a family were killed in the airstrike of NATO forces in central Logar province, a Logar MP claimed on Friday.

Haji Sadiq Yousafzai, a provincial council member from Kharwar district of Logar province told Pajhwok Afghan News that the attack was made on the house of a shephard in Godenkhel village last night. He said three children including a boy and two girls were killed in the strike while a pickup and a tractor were also destroyed besides killing 15 sheeps.

He said NATO forces carried out the attack on the wrong information that Taliban fighters were hidden in the house...

Haji Malik, an elder of the district told this news agency that hundreds of people participated in the funeral ceremony of the children. He said the participants vowed not to allow foreign troops in the area unless the killers of the children were brought to book... (link)
While the murder of the aid workers has made international headlines for several days, it is difficult to find any media which even mention the incident above.

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