Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Karzai to NATO: Target real terrorist havens

Karzai to NATO: Target real terrorist havens

Mar 03, 2013 - 14:53

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday denounced last week’s NATOinfo-icon airstrike that killed two children in the Charchino district of central Uruzgan province.

The deaths occurred in Dowan area on Thursday, when the troops were conducting an aerial patrol of the village, where the children were tending their cattle.

In a statement from his office, Karzai reiterated his stance that terrorists were not hiding in Afghanistaninfo-icon’s rural areas. He once again asked foreign troops to target insurgent hideouts outside the country’s border.

Deeply hurt by the deaths of the minors, the president extended his heartfelt condolences to the victims’ relatives and prayed to Allah to give them the patience to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.

Earlier in the day, the Australian military said it was investigating the incident. Gen. David Hurley, the Australian military chief, said: “We deeply regret that ISAF was responsible for the unintended death of two young Afghan boys during the operation.”



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment



Twitter Update