memory of and sympathy for
4 civilians abducted
in a pre-dawn raid on May 30, 2007
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