NATO injures Afghan schoolgirls

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From PTI:

February 22, 2012

Nine Afghan girls injured in NATO air raid

Last week, ISAF conceded that several children died during a bombing raid

Jalalabad: Nine schoolgirls were injured in a NATO helicopter attack in Afghanistan‘s eastern Nangarhar province, an Afghan official alleged Wednesday.

NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said it was looking into the allegation but had no immediate information.

“This morning a school was attacked by a NATO helicopter. Nine children, all girls, and the school’s janitor have been injured,” Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the Nangarhar provincial government spokesman said.

“Some of the girls were discharged after receiving treatment but about five of them are still in the hospital,” Abdulzai said, accusing the US-led ISAF force of carrying out the attack.

An ISAF spokesman said the force was aware of the claim but “we don’t have operational reporting of it”.

“ISAF officials are looking into these claims,” the spokesman said.

Last week, ISAF conceded that several children died during a bombing raid on February 8 in northeast Kapisa province.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai had condemned the air strikes and ordered an investigation after saying that eight children were killed.

The latest report comes amid intense anti-US riots in Kabul that were unleashed after the burning of copies of the Koran by foreign forces at the US-run Bagram military base north of the capital.

Afghan police shot and killed at least seven people protesting today against the burning of a Koran at the US army’s Bagram base: here.

An Afghan policeman shot dead two US-led soldiers today outside a US military base in Khogyani district, Nangarhar.

With Mass Child Freezing Deaths, Proof of Mass Starvation, US in Violation of Geneva Conventions in Afghanistan. Ralph Lopez, War Is A Crime: “In 1949, at the Fourth Geneva Convention, the responsibilities of an ‘occupying power’ were recognized as a part of international law, to remain in effect as long as the occupier was the true and final authority in the client country … What is abundantly clear is that there is no lack of ‘means available to’ the US to meet its responsibilities [in Afghanistan] under Articles 55 through Article 60 of Geneva, especially when the afflicted populations are in the most secure part of the country”: here.

Remembering the Context of War Crimes: The Crime of War Itself. Camillo “Mac” Bica, Truthout: “War cannot be understood, rationally or intellectually, by watching a film or by reading a book. To ‘know’ war, you have to experience it, live it, feel it in your gut – the anxiety, fear, frustration, boredom, hopelessness, despair, anger, rage, etcetera. In truth, warriors exist in a world totally incomprehensible to those who have never had the misfortune of experiencing the horrors of the battlefield”: here.

80pc of girls’ schools remain closed in Afghan province: here.

Two thirds of Afghan girls not going to school, says 2017 Human Rights Watch report.

Afghanistan fourth-worst place in the world for girls’ education: report: here.