In Sympathy for


Many injured in the ‘wedding massacre’


injured in the night of July 1, 2002

in the village of Kakarak, Uruzgan. Many of the injured were brought to the Chinese-built Mir Wais Hospital in Kandahar. In the southern city of Kandahar, where many of the victims were taken, Afghans said the attack began about 2 a.m. and lasted for about two hours. A nurse at the Kandahar hospital, Sher Mohammed, said he heard that about 120 people were killed. Hospital officials said most of the dead and injured were women and children. One of the injured, a 6-year-old girl named Palako, was brought to the hospital still wearing her party dress. Villagers said all members of her family were killed. Another injured child, 7-year-old Malika, lost her mother, father, a brother and a sister, according to neighbors who brought her to the hospital. The photo above taken by Reuters/TV shows one of the innocent victims. “We have many children who are injured and who have no family,” nurse Mohammed Nadir said. “Their families are gone. The villagers brought these children and they have no parents. Everyone says that their parents are dead.”

Victims of an AC-130 Spectre gunship attack