NATO kills Afghan civilians again


NATO forces in Afghanistan do not just sexually abuse children.

They also keep killing Afghan children and other civilians.

From Associated Press today:

NATO is investigating reports that five civilians, including one woman and two children, were accidentally killed during a night raid earlier this week in northeastern Afghanistan.

Sayed Fazelullah Wahidi, governor of Kunar province, said coalition helicopters fired into a compound Monday night in Chawkay district, killing two militants and the five civilians.

Coalition troops and Afghan special forces have been carrying out regular nighttime kill-and-capture raids against suspected insurgents across Afghanistan. But the operations and allegations of civilian deaths have provoked anger over foreign meddling in Afghanistan.

Karzai has demanded an end to the raids, saying that Afghan citizens cannot feel secure if they think armed soldiers might burst into their houses in the middle of the night.

A record torrent of refugees fled battle-scarred Afghanistan last year in the hope of finding a better life abroad, United Nations figures showed on Sunday: here.

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