Thursday, July 16, 2009
US war planes have killed and injured dozens of civilians in southern Afghanistan in attempted bombings of suspected Taliban militant hideouts.
The latest incident happened overnight in southern Kandahar province.
Residents in Shah Wali Kot said up to six people were killed and 16 wounded in the air attack in the district.
Another two people were reportedly killed and four others were wounded in neighboring Miawand district when US helicopters fired missiles in the region.
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Medical sources in the region said the death toll could rise as some of those injured were in serious condition.
Television footage showed a number of the wounded, including children, being treated at a hospital in Kandahar.
Captain Elizabeth Mathias, a US military spokeswoman in Kabul confirmed the lethal attacks, but refused to provide further details.
This article was posted: Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 11:43 am