Friday, February 6, 2009

Six civilians die in coalition attack

Afghan officials announce another predictable tragedy:

Afghans say U.S.-led raid kills six in south

KANDAHAR, Feb 6 (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces have killed six people during a raid in the southern Afghan province of Zabul, Afghan officials said on Friday...

The victims in the latest incident were six civilian males from two families, said Mohammad Hashim, a member of Zabul's provincial council.

Deputy provincial governor Gulab Shah Alikheil confirmed that six people were killed in an overnight operation, but could not say whether they were civilians or Taliban insurgents.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. military said she was unaware of the incident and would check... (link)

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