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Foreign soldiers kill civilian in Kabul: Residents

Foreign soldiers kill civilian in Kabul: Residents

Apr 04, 2011 - 14:57

KABULinfo-icon(PANinfo-icon): Residents of a district in central Kabul province on Monday accused foreign troops of killing a shopkeeper and taking away his son during an overnight raid.

The incident happened Sunday night in Chaar Asyab district of Kabul when NATOinfo-icon-led troops attacked the house of Yasin, a relative, Ghulam Rassoul, said.

He said his uncle, Yasin, 50, and his son, Khairullah, 30, had no links to any militant group. Yasin had a shop of car spare parts in the district bazaar, Rassoul said.

"My uncle was innocent. We can not forgive his killing. The murderers should be tried at court," he said, adding there was no presence of militants in the area.

Resident Langar Khan linked the incident to wrong information given to foreign troops.

Khairullah, the victim's son, who was later released in Shah Darak area of Kabul city, said he asked foreign troops to kill him like his farther if he had committed any crime. "My father was innocent and so I. But foreigners killed father and took me to their base. It is unjust and cruel," he said.

But the ISAFinfo-icon spokesman, Josef Blotz, told a press conference that the overnight operation was Afghan-led and foreign soldiers played only supportive role.

However, the district chief, Sher Ahmad Stanikzai, on the other hand said foreigners did not inform them about the offensive. "Such incidents are a result of no cooperation between local officials and foreigners," he said.



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