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U.S. in Shootout With Afghan Police

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Posted on Jun 12, 2007

Afghan police say U.S.-led troops opened fire on a security post, killing seven police officers. The U.S. military has acknowledged the skirmish, but said it was responding to an attack and did not confirm the Afghan casualties. The Red Cross has described worsening security in Afghanistan as “a very worrying situation.”


BBC:

Seven Afghan policemen have been killed by US forces in a “friendly fire” incident in the eastern province of Nangarhar, Afghan officials say.

The US military says US and Afghan forces retaliated after coming under fire. It did not confirm the deaths of the policemen.

Elsewhere Nato says its soldiers killed three civilians in Kunar province.

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By Dale Headley, June 12, 2007 at 2:55 pm Link to this comment
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I’m getting tired of hearing how Afghanistan is a righeous war.  It’s little different from Iraq, except hat the people who attacked us were once headquartered there.  But their leaders are now in Pakistan, not Afghanistan.  And, as bad as the Taliban are, they did not attack us; their mistake was providing safe haven for al Queda.  I don’t know if that’s really a good reason for our soldiers dying there and for them killing many innocent civilians.  The real reason we are there is that giant oil pipeline that runs through it.  And the real reason Bush doesn’t go after al Queda where they are now is that Pakistan has The Bomb; and there is no oil to steal.

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By moni, June 12, 2007 at 1:27 pm Link to this comment
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Unfriendly “Friendly” Fire.  President Karzai attributed it to “a lack of communication”.  Isn’t that the case about ALL problems, whether familial, or between neighbors or the wars between nations. We can always extrapolate from the microcosmic world to the macrocosmic and for this reason WAR is FOLLY and those idiots who lead us into war are not worthy of leadership.

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By QuyTran, June 12, 2007 at 11:41 am Link to this comment

Liberators now become aggressors !

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