29 Dec. 2008
PR# 2008-750

Insurgents kill more innocent Afghan civilians

KABUL, Afghanistan - In 2 separate incidents, the enemies of Afghanistan have killed 4 and injured 37 innocent Afghan civilians. In the first incident in eastern Afghanistan a vehicle borne IED was detonated in an apparent attack on the Parwan Governor’s compound killing 2 civilians and injuring 16.

In the second, 2 improvised explosive devices detonated in a bazaar in Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province at approximately 11:30 a.m. local time.  Afghan National Police have reported that 2 civilians were killed by the explosion, and 20 civilians and one Afghan Border Police Officer wounded.  One of the civilians killed is reported to have been a child. ISAF has evacuated one of the most seriously injured casualties to Kandahar Air Field for medical treatment.

General McKiernan, Commander ISAF, said “Yesterday we saw the killing of innocent civilians including 14 children in a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan. Again, today in southern and eastern Afghanistan we have seen further unnecessary killing and suffering of innocent civilians. The Taliban offer nothing but terror, fear and suffering for the Afghan people.”  

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