From Associated Press today:
updated 12:59 a.m. ET April 12, 2010
Ayubi said the provincial government strongly condemned the shooting.
A NATO official said the alliance was aware of the incident but had no immediate comment.
KABUL, Afghanistan — American troops raked a large passenger bus with gunfire near the southern city of Kandahar on Monday morning, killing as many as five civilians and wounding 18, Afghan authorities and survivors said: here.
Nato occupation troops have opened fire on a bus packed with Afghan civilians in Kandahar province, killing at least 12 people including women and a child and sparking angry protests: here.
At a time when so many of us protest but limit our risks to being online advocates, WikiLeaks staffers are exposing, under covert threat of the U.S. Intelligence community, the reality of civilian deaths in the the Afghanistan War through confidentially obtained “kill” footage. There is nothing like authentic visual images to turn speculation into fact, and U.S. Government lies into fiction: here.
Australia: In a move that is unprecedented internationally, the Rudd Labor government on Friday announced an immediate suspension of all refugee applications from Sri Lanka and Afghanistan: here.
Australians voted out the Howard Coalition government in 2007. But the Labor government’s decision to suspend processing new refugees arriving by boat from Afghanistan and Sri Lanka means John Howard’s racist refugee policies have been revived: here.
Britain: An anti-war soldier serving a prison sentence for refusing to return to Afghanistan is receiving “cruel and degrading” treatment at the hands of military prison staff, according to lawyers: here.
Activists behind a website dedicated to revealing secret documents have complained of harassment by police and intelligence services as they prepare to release a video showing an American attack in which 97 civilians were killed in Afghanistan: here.
KABUL, 12 April 2010 (IRIN) – The detention of nine members of an Italian medical NGO in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, on charges of “terrorism and assassination” has embarrassed aid workers across the country: here.
It appears as though NATO has taken its revenge on the Italian NGO Emergency, headed by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Gino Strada. During the recent showcase attack in Helmand, Operation Moshtarak, the NGO was unsparing in its criticism of the foreign forces: here.
Afghan governor’s rights abuses known in 2007: here.
Britain: SOLDIER ON LEAVE FROM AFGHANISTAN RUNS AMOK: here.
The government will face a High Court challenge next week over allegations of British complicity in the abuse and torture of detainees in Afghanistan: here.
Germany’s defence minister indicated on Monday that he intends to send more soldiers on “conflict missions” abroad and pledged to deliver up to 200 new armoured vehicles for troops fighting in Afghanistan: here.
Up to 71 civilians have slaughtered in a weekend air raid by Pakistani warplanes near the Afghan border, survivors and a government official have reported: here.