Friday, November 28, 2008

Afghans riot after troops kill civilian


Afghans riot in Kabul after troops kill civilian

KABUL, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Dozens of angry Afghans threw stones at police after a convoy of foreign troops killed one civilian and wounded four more in the capital, Kabul, on Friday, the Kabul police chief and witnesses said...

A convoy of British troops killed the man and wounded three more after a "misunderstanding", Kabul police chief Mohammad Ayoub Salangi said.

Witnesses said the troops opened fire on a minibus. (link)
November's toll:

November 3: Airstrikes in Kandahar province kill between 40 and 90 civilians. Locals report that Canadian ground troops were involved.
November 5: Airstrikes kill 7 civilians in the northern Badghis province.
November 7: NATO airstrikes kill two civilians in Khost province.
November 9: US troops shoot and kill at least 14 security guards working for a construction company in Khost. (AP says 14; Pajhwok says over 14) This follows an Oct 26 report that 20 security guards were killed in a US airstrike in Ghazni province.
November 11: Local officials report three civilians killed by NATO airstrikes in Ghazni province.
November 11: NATO troops in a convoy ran over and killed a teenager in Kabul.
November 17: In Zabul province, US-led forces kill one civilian with a grenade.
November 20: In Zabul province, US-led forces kill a woman civilian and injure three others in a clash with insurgents.
November 21: In Khost province, US-led forces at a traffic checkpoint kill one woman.
November 27: 18 civilians killed in an air raid in Badghis province.
November 28: British troops in Kabul kill one civilian, sparking riot.

Total: 89 - 145 civilians dead

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