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ISAF kills civilian in Nangarhar

ISAF kills civilian in Nangarhar

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Nov 07, 2011 - 16:02

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): The International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) soldiers killed a civilian and arrested three others during an overnight operation in the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official and residents said on Monday.

The pre-dawn operation was carried out in the Chinyar village at around 2am last night, the district chief, Nimatullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News. He said a civilian was killed and three others were arrested by foreign troops.

Tribal elder Malak Wilayat told Pajhwok Afghan News that Mohammad Zahir, a local resident, was killed in his house. He said the detainees included a police officer and a shopkeeper.

Zahir's brother, Malak Aziz, said the foreign troops first raided the house of a doctor named Yousaf and then entered their house. He said his brother was killed without any reason and question. He said the troops were on foot while helicopters were hovering over the area.

Malak Aziz said his brother was a labourer and had no link with any group. "His murder was a cruel and barbaric act," he said.

ISAF has issued no statement about the operation.

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