Sunday, October 10, 2010

5 dead in airstrike as claims of Afghan civilian deaths probed 
NATO forces killed five armed men in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, and the command is investigating allegations of civilian casualties, the International Security Assistance Force said.
The incident occurred in the Nadir Shar Kot district of Khost province, when an air weapons team was on patrol.
Helicopters spotted people with weapons moving from a "previously identified enemy position near Sinzai Kalay village." ISAF is sending an assessment team to the region to look into claims of civilian casualties.

News reports provided by ISAF Joint Command regarding operations conducted in the following provinces: Kandahar, Kunduz, Badghis, Paktika and Oruzgan.
Two Afghan males were treated, Oct. 6, after approaching a Bagram Air Field gate with injuries sustained from a detonated landmine.

The wounded teenagers were visiting Jan Qadam village, which borders Bagram’s west side, to attend a wedding. After the wedding, one of the individuals climbed a tree to pick fruit, while the other watched from the ground. When the young man jumped down from the tree, a landmine detonated, injuring both individuals.


Family members brought the wounded to Camp Montrond’s back gate where medics treated them at the scene. One of the wounded sustained a partial foot amputation and the other sustained minor blast injuries to the left side. Both were then transported to Bagram’s Craig Joint Theater Hospital for follow-on treatment.

“We are very glad that the U.S. Soldiers helped them,” said family members through an interpreter.

Minefields remain scattered around Bagram, cordoned off by barbed wire and signs. It is suspected that thousands of mines remain from the Soviet occupation.


54 comments:

  1. good to hear of some journalism though it gets bashed often I have to solemnly agree that it's god to hear of news like this.

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  2. NATO is bullshit they have not prevented even one war since 1949...

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  3. Have to agree with FOnline world

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  4. Stuff happens dude, interesting post though, keep up the good work

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  5. nice writing, interesting story.

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  6. very good dialeg

    folow plss

    ;D

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  7. Not really sure what NATO even does these days

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  8. I just fuckin' hate violence :(

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  9. Wait a minute, you didn't write this yourself, did you?

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  10. war is for animals

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  11. War is the natural state of man, no matter how much we dislike it...

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  12. Thats terrible.. Hope things get better

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  13. this is some really serious shit!

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  14. its tough to read things like that.

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  15. I hope that all those affected by this tragedy have learned their lesson.

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  17. kinda sad, but informative post.

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  18. just another reason we shouldn't be over there..

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  19. war is a tragic event, your post was moving

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  20. Its a shame civilians are getting killed over there

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