NATO Strikes Kill 32 Afghan Civilians and 20 Police


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NATO air strikes have killed at least 52 Afghans over the past 24 hours, including 32 civilians and 20 members of the police. The deaths came in two strikes, one in the Helmand Province and another in Nuristan.

The Helmand strike, late Saturday, saw NATO attack helicopters destroy a pair of homes, killing 2 women and 12 children. The strikes also wounded six other civilians. Helmand’s governor’s office said the attack came after a nearby US Marine base was struck by insurgents.

The other strike came on Sunday, in the Nuristan Province. Here, US warplanes responded to reports of a battle between insurgents and security forces by opening fire on a group of people they assumed were insurgents. The people turned out to be a group of 18 civilians and 20 police.

The deaths, which Nuristan Governor Jamaluddin Badr termed “friendly fire,” came after the Taliban reportedly ran out of ammunition and fled the clashes in the district. NATO has promised to investigate both series killings.

  1. #1 by Ingrid B. on May 30, 2011 - 6:12 pm

    This is cowardly mass murder.. These people didn`t stand a chance.. What the hell happened to honourable, face to face combat, with equality of the opposing forces, where skill and strategy determined the winning side?

  2. #2 by funky d on May 30, 2011 - 11:27 pm

    we are talking about america and its parasitic host the jewish hellhole, so there is no such thing as honour for that lot. not satisfied with murdering at least 12 children in one incident, they decide to murder a load more to let them know they can do what they want.

    like i wrote in a previous article, the british and american public are SO PROUD OF THEIR (BRAVE) TROOPS MURDERING INNOCENT CHILDREN AND ADULTS IN OTHER COUNTRIES. HOW THE F*** YOU CAN CALL THEM BRAVE IS BEYOND ME, AND BEYOND ANYONE ELSE WITH A FUNCTIONING BRAIN. ONLY A SICKNESS IN JUDEO CHRISTIAN CULTURE COULD EXPLAIN THE PRIDE THEY HAVE IN THESE MASS MURDERERS.

  3. #3 by Gary on May 31, 2011 - 12:08 am

    And the world remains silent

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