US troops kill Pakistani civilians


This video from Al Jazeera is called Pakistan battles cause civilian casualties – 10 Oct 07.

From Associated Press:

US-led coalition fire kills 4 Pakistanis

By SADAQAT JAN

Associated Press Writer

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan fired across the border into Pakistan, targeting what they said were militants associated with the Taliban’s most dangerous commander. The Pakistani army said four civilians were inadvertently killed in the incident.

Troops responding to an “imminent threat” used “precision-guided munitions” to strike a compound about a mile inside Pakistan on Wednesday, said Maj. Chris Belcher, a spokesman for the American-led coalition forces in Afghanistan.

Belcher acknowledged that the coalition informed the Pakistani government only after the strike. Pakistan lodged a strong protest with the coalition forces

[Pakistani] Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said five artillery shells fired by coalition forces strayed into Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region. One shell hit a home in the village of Kangrai, killing two women and two children, he said.

See also here.

There have been similar, even worse, cases of killing Pakistani civilians.

Anger after apparent U.S. missile strike in Pakistan: here.

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