In memory of and sympathy for


6 civilians killed
6-7 civilians injured
4 civilians abducted

in a pre-dawn raid on May 30, 2007

in the village of Banga Shir, Khogiani district of Nangarhar Province. According to Noor Rahman of Reuters and the Agence France Presse, U.S. occupation and Afghan forces raided a compound in Banga Shir village in a mountainous area, sparking a firefight. According to residents and witnesses, the pre-dawn raid killed and injured civilians and four residents were abducted to a fate unknown. As usual, the U.S. military reported no civilian casualties and that six Taliban were killed, hoping that the isolation of the region would prevent any independent, truthful reporting.

Night-time raid by U.S. occupation and Afghan forces