Six Afghan Children Killed in U.S. Attack
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: December 10, 2003
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Six children were crushed to death by a collapsing wall during an assault by U.S. forces . . . a U.S. military spokesman said Wednesday, the second time in a week that youngsters have died . . . The children died during a night attack Friday against a complex in eastern Paktia province . . .
Coalition Strike in Afghanistan Kills 9 Children
KABUL, Afghanistan, Sunday, Dec. 7 ?United States warplanes attacking a suspected member of the Taliban killed nine children in the southeastern province of Ghazni on Saturday, Afghan and American military officials confirmed Sunday morning. . .
A spokesman for President Hamid Karzai in Kabul said that when first reports arrived from the region, the American military had denied that the attack occurred. Mr. Karzai has frequently asked the United States military to take greater care with bombing raids on civilian areas and with they intelligence it receives, which has often proved erroneous. There have been hundreds of civilian casualties from bombing raids during the past two years. At least 48 people were killed in July 2002 when American planes fired on a village where a wedding party was in progress.
In another incident, eleven people from one family were killed when a bomb landed on their house near the Pakistani border in Paktika Province. The United States military quickly acknowledged the mistake . . .On Oct. 30. American planes bombed a village in the northern province of Nuristan, killing six members of one family, most of them women and children, and two religious students in the village mosque. . .