At least 13
the night of May 1, 2007
a highway in the Maroof district of Kandahar Povince near Spin Boldak.
resistance attacked a US/NATO occupation force convoy in the middle of
night. As usual, occupation forces called-in close air support. The
bombing destroyed three vehicles carrying civilians. The Taliban
escaped into the night. A provincial assembly member, Janan Gulzai,
bomb site, gathered the details cited above from a resident, and spoke
more independent-minded reporter
Saeed Achakzai of Reuters (the other mainstream media were not
reporting about civilians killed by US/NATO forces).
by US/NATO close air support