Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Afghan Children Die As US Drops One-ton Bombs

"Nine civilians, including four children, were killed in Afghanistan when US planes dropped two 2,000lb bombs on their mud home. Their deaths came after at least eight civilians were killed by US Marines a day earlier.

"It has been a disastrous two days for the Americans in Afghanistan. First US Marines trying to get to safety after being ambushed by a suicide bomber sprayed gunfire wildly across one of the busiest roads in the country, killing passers-by.

"And now US planes have dropped two bombs on a family home, killing children aged between six months and five years.

"Last year, the Afghan President Hamid Karzai wept as he pleaded for Western soldiers to take more care to avoid killing civilians. But the killings continue.

"Gulam Nabi told reporters yesterday how his parents, his sister, his nephew and four of his siblings' children were killed in the air strikes. The US said it had carried out the bombings after militants fired a rocket at a Nato base in the province of Kapisa.

Found in Antiwar.com

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