Sunday, May 29, 2011

In Afganistan - 14 Civilian casualties by Nato Air strike

According to Afghan local media, almost 14 civilian people have been killed by the Nato Air strike in south-west Afghanistan's Helmand province.

The strike occurred in Nawzad region after a US Marines base came under assault on Saturday. The purpose of air strike was hit to the militants rather than targeting two civilian homes, killing two women and 12 children, reports say.
Nato and Afghan troops are evaluating into the misshapen.
A group from Sera Cala village taken a trip to Helmand's capital, Lashkar Gah, getting with them the bodies of eight dead children, some as young as two years old. Observe, they aren't Taliban," they chanted as the accepted the dead bodies to local journalists and the governor's mansion.
A spokesman of International mission said, previously, an ally’s soldier was killed in a gun fighting with militants in the area and an air strike was called in. While militants are accountable for most civilian casualties in Afghanistan, the deaths of Afghans by oversees forces is a source of intensifying anodynes.
President Hamid Karzai has condemned Nato for not making suitable arrangements to stop such deaths, particularly during "night attacks" and has requested on the country's ministry of defense to end what he explained as "illogical" strikes by oversees forces.
The governor of the province of Nuristan has told, discretely, 20 Afghan police and 18 civilians were killed on Wednesday in a Nato air strike in north-eastern Afghanistan including some 30 Taliban insurgents were also killed. He said, the police and civilians were hit Wednesday after they were faulted for militants.
Nuristan was the scene of massive fighting last week between the Taliban and Afghan security forces. The policemen were killed due to friendly fire," Jamaluddin Badr told the air strike in the uneasy district of Do Ab under attacked an area that the officers "had just" taken from the fighters during resisting. The governor said, civilians were killed due to the Taliban, who ran out of ammunition escaped into the civilians' houses and then the civilians were faulted with the Taliban and fired upon.
The Nato-led International Security Assistance Force has said it is inquiring the charges. A spokesman told AFP agency that its earlier results showed civilians were not involved.
In the country's north, security is tremendously stiff for the funeral of Gen Mohammad Daud Daud, the police commander for northern Afghanistan who was murdered in a suicide bomb attack on the provincial governor's compound in Takhar on Saturday.
He was one of those including six people killed in the assault, which was asserted by the Taliban. For security measures the location of funeral has been made secret. 

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