Karzai orders probe into civilian deaths
NATO-led soldiers killed three relatives a former senator, Sami Jan Sherzad, and detained two others during the raid in the Momad village of Gardan Masjid Valley in Chak district late on Saturday night
Noor Agha, a nephew of Sherzad, was killed along with two daughters, aged 18 and 20 years, by the troops air-dropped in the area. “The soldiers opened fire from the rooftop of the house at sleeping people,” said a relative of the victims.
A statement from the Presidential Palace said Karzai had been shocked by the latest civilian fatalities. He has appointed a team to visit the area, probe the incident and submit its report to the president.
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