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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 08:51 AM
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Afghan civilians in Kandahar 'killed by Nato'
Edited on Thu Nov-24-11 08:52 AM by dipsydoodle
Source: BBC News 24 November 2011 Last updated at 14:48

Seven civilians, including six children, have been killed in a Nato air strike in southern Afghanistan, local officials say.

District Governor Niaz Mohammad Sarhadi told the BBC the civilians died late on Wednesday in the Zheray district of Kandahar province.

He said the strike had been launched in a remote area after Taliban insurgents were seen planting roadside bombs.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai strongly condemned the bombing.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15877558
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:21 AM
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2. Its only colateral damage, they said the taliban was somewhere, near there,was near there,...
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 04:59 PM
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3. Six Afghan Children Are Killed in NATO Airstrike
Source: New York Times

Six Afghan Children Are Killed in NATO Airstrike

By TAIMOOR SHAH and ROD NORDLAND
Published: November 24, 2011

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Six children were among seven civilians killed in a NATO airstrike in southern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Thursday.

The deaths occurred on Wednesday in Zhare District of Kandahar Province, an area described by coalition forces as largely pacified in recent months, and two insurgents were also killed, the Afghan officials said.

A spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, Master Sgt. Christopher DeWitt, said the authorities were aware of the episode and had sent a team to the district to investigate. He said ISAF had not previously issued a news release on the deaths.

Zalmai Ayoubi, a spokesman for the governor of Kandahar, said that a NATO reconnaissance aircraft spotted five militants planting mines in the village of Siacha, in Zhare District on Wednesday. The plane targeted the insurgents, killing two and wounding a third, and then pursued the other two suspects as they carried their injured comrade away.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/25/world/asia/six-afghan...



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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 04:59 PM
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4. Proof that they're lobbing these f*cking things wherever they want to
can be found in the fact that in their press releases there are never any grown, male civilians.
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