In memory of and sympathy for

 

5 civilians killed

3 civilians wounded

on Thursday, August 17, 2007

 

“in eastern Afghanistan” (???). NATO occupation forces released a statement acknowledging that 5 civilians had died in a fire fight with the Taliban. A NATO occupation patrol was hit by an IED and then came under mortar and small arms fire. The firefight resulted in 5 civilians being killed and three being injured. As part heightened

 news management seeking to hide any details about civilian casualties, NATO did not report where the firefight took place except to say in “eastern Afghanistan.”

  

Killed by NATO ground fire