Sunday, February 1, 2009

Three civilians dead by foreign bullets

From Reuters:

Security developments in Afghanistan

PAKTIKA, Feb 1 (Reuters) - A convoy of NATO-led troops killed a tribal elder and wounded one more when their vehicle ignored warnings in the Urgun district [Paktika], some 180 km south of Kabul on Saturday [Jan 31], a statement from NATO forces said.

HELMAND, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Two children were killed and three adult civilians were wounded when NATO-led troops returned fire from insurgents in a compound in Nad Ali district [Helmand province], some 570 km southwest Kabul on Saturday [Jan 31], NATO troops said... (link)
January's toll:

January 5
: British forces in Helmand province kill between five and 19 civilians.
January 6: A US-led assault kills between 17 and 23 civilians in Laghman province.
January 7: NATO shells kill eleven civilians in Uruzgan.
January 20: Coalition forces kill 25 civilians in Kapisa province, say locals.
January 21: NATO troops in Sangin district of Helmand kill one civilian while under fire.
January 22: NATO-led soldier kills civilian mistaken for a bomb planter in Gereshk district of Helmand.
January 23: In Obama's first military action, up to 22 Pakistani civilians are killed by US drone-launched missiles.
January 24: US troops with air support kill 16 civilians in Laghman, say officials.
January 31: Soldiers in a NATO convoy fire on a vehicle and kill one tribal elder in Paktika.
January 31: NATO-led troops kill two children in Helmand when they return fire on insurgents.

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