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Afghan President Orders Probe Into Civilian Casualties in Paktia

Posted May 27th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered an investigation into a coalition airstrike that officials say killed a family of eight in eastern Paktia province, where Afghan and international troops are trying to quell the Taliban insurgency. A provincial government spokesman Rohullah Samoon told VOA Sunday the overnight airstrike killed a man, his wife and six […]

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Karzai Orders Probe into Latest NATO Airstrike

Posted May 27th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered an investigation into a coalition airstrike that local officials in the eastern part of the country say killed a family of eight. Earlier Sunday, a government spokesman for Paktia Province, Rohullah Samoon, told VOA a coalition airstrike killed a man, his wife and six children overnight in the Gerda […]

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Officials: NATO Airstrike Kills 8 Afghan Civilians

Posted May 27th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in eastern Afghanistan say a NATO airstrike has killed a family of eight. A government spokesman for Paktia province, Rohullah Samoon, tells VOA that a coalition airstrike late Saturday killed a man, his wife and six children in the Gerda Serai district. He said that according to his information, the man was not linked […]

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Suspected NATO Airstrike Kills 8 Afghan Civilians

Posted May 27th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in eastern Afghanistan say a NATO airstrike has killed a family of eight. A government spokesman for Paktia province, Rohullah Samoon, tells VOA that a coalition airstrike late Saturday killed a man, his wife and six children in the Gerda Serai district. He said that according to his information, the man was not linked […]

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Air Strike Kills Seven al-Shabab Militants in Somalia

Posted February 24th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say an airstrike has killed seven members of the al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab in southern Somalia. The air attack occurred early Friday in a rebel-controlled area known as Kilometer 60, south of the capital, Mogadishu. Somali officials say an al-Shabab commander was among those killed when a missile from an unidentified plane struck a […]

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4 Police Killed in NATO Airstrike

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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A provincial governor in eastern Afghanistan says a NATO airstrike has killed four police officers and wounded two more. Jamaluddin Badar said Monday that another 12 police were detained after the strike. Badar condemned the attack and the arrests at the police post in the Wama district of the Nuristan province bordering Pakistan. He said […]

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