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NATO Air Attack Against Afghan Mosque Kills 15

Voice of Russia
January 13, 2013

Air attacks kill 15 in Afghanistan

Planes of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan bombed a mosque on Sunday killing 15 people.

The tragedy occurred early in the morning in the district of Saidabad district of the Wardak province.

When those who survived the attack began to recover the killed and wounded from the debris the air forces carried out a second strike.

The military said that attack was conducted by the order of the ISAF command.

Voice of Russia, RIA

Pajhwok Afghan News
January 13, 2013

7 civilians among 11 killed in ISAF raid

KABUL: Seven civilians and four armed rebels were killed during a predawn operation in the Syedabad district of central Maidan Wardak province on Sunday, officials said.

The governor’s office said the raid was carried out by Afghan and foreign troops in Timorkhel and Hassankhel areas of the Taliban-infested district at around 2 am last night.

Seven civilians, including a woman, were also killed while trying to recover the bodies. 

Another civilian was injured in the incident.

Shahidullah Shahid, the governor’s spokesman, said they had sent a delegation to the area to investigate the incident and submit its findings. He condemned the civilian deaths, caused by any side, and extended his condolences to the victims’ families.

Meanwhile, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) insisted several armed insurgents were killed…

But resident Abdul Ghaffar told Pajhwok Afghan News that coalition troops conducted the raid on the mosque where worshippers were offering morning prayers.

The foreign forces also fired at rescuers, who were retrieving the bodies and injured from the debris, he said, claiming 15 civilians were killed.

Another resident, Jawed Hassani, said American troops continued the operation in Hassankhel until morning. He claimed several civilians were killed and injured.

Haji Qudus, his wife, son and a grandson were killed during the raid. A schoolteacher, Muzamil, and two of sons were also killed, he said.

A public representative, Sher Shah Bazoon, said they had received conflicting reports about the incident. He quoted some residents as saying the area was bombarded. But others said foreign troops carried out ground operations, according to the provincial council member.

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