In memory of and sympathy for
Two Kuchi nomad women killed
Four Kuchi children injured
One Kuchi woman, 26, injured
killed and injured ~ 4 P.M., Saturday, February 11, 2006
near the hamlet of Bangi Dar in the Suleimankhel district, some 20 kms north of Miram Shah, the administrative headquarters of North Waziristan, Pakistan. U.S. occupation forces in Afghanistan fired four rockets or shells across the border and one struck a Kuchi nomad family’s tent. The very imprecise shelling killed two women and injured four children and another woman according to two Pakistani officials – one an intelligence officer and the other a local government administrator – who spoke with Agence France Presse. Another report said U.S. aircraft were also involved. The five injured were being treated at a hospital in Mir Ali, a town near Miram Shah. The shells were fired in an exchange of gunfire when a border post at Shankai was attacked by insurgents. As usual, a U.S. lieutenant colonel, Mike Cody, in Kabul said there were no reports of casualties. This incident is typical of the many which go unreported as U.S. occupation forces carry out their “war as usual” in Afghanistan, trying through news management (and the cooperation of the U.S. corporate press) to hide the civilian toll.
U.S. artillery fire from the Afghan side of the border