In Sympathy for


Abdul Wasaj, 10



injured at 10 A.M. on October 18, 2001

in Kandahar. Abdul had been playing football in front of his home with ten other boys. A U.S. bomb suddenly exploded throwing him several feet into the air. He said, “I heard a boom and went unconscious.” The large blast created a thick dust cloud that hid dozens of wounded, said his father, Ghulam Gilani, 40. “It took a while to find him because he wasn’t crying out like the others and he was buried in sand. I thought he must be dead.” Mr. Gilani carried his son to a local hospital which could do nothing. So he took his son to Quetta without anesthetic. “He cried all the way.”

A U.S. “precision” bomb hits children playing in a neighborhood