In memory of


Rahmet Wali, 24

at 2 A.M. on August 26/27, 2008

in the village of Kheder Pirano west of Khost city. Rahmat Wali, 28, was killed by U.S-led forces (probably U.S. Special Operations troops) in the middle of the night in his home. The local head of the Afghan Olympic Committee in Khost, Aziz Malang Zazai, explained what had taken place,

Overnight, at about 2 o'clock in the morning, coalition forces killed our best player, Rahmet Wali," Zazai said. "He had played on the Afghan national cricket team from 2002 to 2006. He took part in games that were played in Kuwait, India, and Pakistan. So he had made official trips to those countries as a representative of Afghanistan. And he brought honor to this country. He was martyred in his house. It was a cruel act."

Killed in a midnight raid by U.S-led forces