NATO troops kill Afghan child

War in Afghanistan, cartoon by Ted Rall

From the Sunday Times in South Africa:

Nato troops kill Afghan child

KABUL – Nato troops have shot and killed a 12-year-old Afghan boy who was in a car with his family in Kabul, the government said, in the latest in a series of civilian deaths involving foreign forces.

Nato’s International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) confirmed there had been an incident but said it could not comment until a military police investigation was completed.

“Nato forces opened fire at a Townace civilian vehicle which apparently tried to overtake the troops or maybe the car was too close to the troops,” interior ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashary said.

“A bullet hit a 12-year-old child in the car.

The child was apparently driving with his family,” he said.

8 thoughts on “NATO troops kill Afghan child

  1. Thanks for your reaction, Karl! I cannot say anything on your workplace; only on society in general. I think there are many more people opposed to wars than one might think. Usually, however, corporate media do not reflect this, giving the impression that few people care.


  2. Another victory in the “War On Terror” as US forces show great bravery & successfully stop ten 7 to 9 year boys from gathering firewood to heat their hovels by chopping them to bits with cannon and missile fire from gunships killing nine of them. Happily not one of the gunship crew were hurt by the twigs the criminal firewood gathering CHILDREN were armed with. DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM – WHAT A BLOODY JOKE !


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