NATO Airstrike in Afghanistan Kills Eight

 Date: September 16, 2012

Circumstances: A NATO airstrike killed eight women, according to an Agence France Press report. Eight more were wounded. The women were said to have been out on the mountain collecting firewood.

Place: Alingar District, Laghman Province

Photo by Kevin

NATO/ISAF Response/Acknowledgement: NATO’s U.S. led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) initially said it had called in an air strike against about 45 insurgents in Laghman “after positively identifying hostile intent” and that “a large number of the insurgents” were killed. Later, Major Adam Wojack, a spokesman for the ISAF international forces, said ISAF had been made aware of “possible ISAF-caused civilian casualties” numbering five to eight, extending its sincerest condolences over the “tragic loss of life”. (BBC)

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By Published On: September 17th, 20121 Comment

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  1. Ann Galloway September 18, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    send this article and photo to your Senators and Reps and tell them to stop the drone attacks and bring the troops home now.

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