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From BNO News:
NATO airstrike kills three Afghan police officers
Monday, January 10th, 2011 at 7:36 am
KABUL — Three Afghan police officers were killed on Sunday when the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mistook them for suspected insurgents, the alliance said on Monday.
The incident happened on Sunday when the ISAF team was conducting a patrol near Baladas village in Daykundi province. ….
The alliance said three wounded police officers were immediately transported to a local hospital for treatment. Three other officers were killed. …
There have been several civilian casualty and friendly fire incidents in Afghanistan in recent months. On December 15, four Afghan soldiers were killed by an ISAF airstrike after the force believed they were under small arms fire from insurgents.
The Netherlands: January 7th, 2011 • The S[ocialist] P[arty] is strongly against the proposed new [Dutch] military mission in Afghanistan on the grounds that the context in which it will take place is one of war. ‘There’s no other way to describe these conditions,’ points out SP Member of Parliament and Foreign Affairs spokesman Harry van Bommel.
Major Indian steel firms are planning to bid for Hajigak Mine in Afghanistan, which is estimated to contain 1.8 billion tonnes of iron ore deposits, according to Indian Mines Secretary Vijay Kumar: here.
KABUL: A major coalition military operation under way in Kandahar has caused about 100 million dollars worth of damage to property in Afghanistan’s volatile southern province, a government delegation said on Tuesday.
KABUL (Reuters) – A U.S. auditor for Afghanistan reconstruction, who said waste and fraud in efforts to rebuild the war-torn country may have cost U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars, resigned on Tuesday: here.
Public Pressure Delays Deployment of Wounded Soldier: As reported by Sarah Lazare and Ryan Harvey, Jeff Hanks, a soldier out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was deployed to Afghanistan early last year and returned in September 2010 in need of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Hanks was denied treatment by two separate military bases for his traumatic injuries and was forced to go Absent Without Official Leave in order to get medical attention from civilian professionals. After surrendering himself at Fort Campbell, he was set to redeploy to Afghanistan yesterday, despite concerns for his fitness for combat. However, a joint campaign called Operation Recovery, organized by Iraq Veterans Against the War and the Civilian-Soldier Alliance, mobilized volunteers in support of Hanks and, as of yesterday, Hanks was not deployed on his scheduled date. Hanks still faces deployment or a dishonorable discharge, but details of his current status are unknown: here.
Britain: Defence Secretary Liam Fox branded heartless for pension cuts that will hit war widows and retired veterans: here.
By Jason Ditz from the USA:
Pakistani officials report that a barrage of mortars was fired from across the Afghan border, likely from either NATO troops or Afghan military forces, and destroyed a home in the North Waziristan Agency, killing eight people.
The attack comes just a day after Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Pakistan, during which he warned that his patience was “wearing thin” with the government for not having invaded North Waziristan yet. NATO has yet to confirm that it was their attack, but promised an investigation.
British forces were advised by a military study that paedophilia is widespread and culturally accepted in southern Afghanistan: here.