Monday, March 05, 2007

Civilians Killed in Afghanistan

+ NATO Airstrike in Afghanistan Kills 9+: A NATO airstrike hit a house during a firefight between Western troops and militants, killing nine Afghans who lived there, Afghan officials said Monday.Militants overnight fired on a NATO base in Kapisa province, just north of Kabul, said Deputy Governor Sayad Mohammad Dawood Hashimmi

+ Karzai slams Afghan deaths after raid on U.S. force, 16+ civilians dead : Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday condemned the deaths of 10 civilians shot by U.S. troops after an attack on their convoy over the weekend.
The U.S. military said its troops withstood a "complex" Taliban ambush involving a suicide attack and militant gunfire in a populated area outside the eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday. It said the soldiers fired in self defence and 16 civilians were killed in the suicide attack and subsequent firing.

+ Bomb Blast Kills 2, Injures 17 in Afghanistan
+ Roadside Bomb Kills 2, Injures 48 in Afghanistan
+ 8 U.S. Troops Killed, 14 Wounded in Afghan Helicopter Crash
+ AFGHANISTAN: Fighting a losing battle against opium production

+ Invisible Border:
A village will be cut in half under a Pakistani plan for the Afghan frontier.

Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

Other News:
+ Americans Selling Identities to Illegals
+ Terrorists Target Harry: Extremists on terror web sites vow to kidnap or kill 22-year-old prince when he fights in Iraq
+ Suicide Bomber Kills at least 28 in Attack on Baghdad Book Market: (Photo at left)

+ Troops Crack Down on Simmering Sadr City
+ Islamic Group's Wrath Stokes Fears in Gaza

+ The Numbers on Nuclear Proliferation
+ Iranian President Reaches Out with Saudi Visit
+ Militants kill "U.S. spy" in Pakistan

+ Moqtada al-Sadr's New Alliance with Tehran

+ For Muslim Women, Education and Economic Empowerment Are Keys to a Better Life

+ Cars of kidnapped Britons found in Ethiopia

+ The United States Can't Win Iraq's Civil War (Foreign Affairs)

+ Iran: Détente, Not Regime Change (Foreign Affairs)
+ Hamas, Fatah security men trade fire over Gaza training ground
+ Australia wants Timor threat 'neutralised'
+ Japan refuses sex slave apology


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