In Sympathy for


Wali Kan, 35

Malika, 7

Palako, 6

injured in the wedding party attack of July 1, 2002

at Kakarak, Uruzgan Province. Besides the 60+ killed in the U.S. air strike, about 100 persons were wounded. Many took the bumpy six-hour drive to Kandahar’s Mir Wais Hospital to seek treatment. Wali Khan, 35, was wounded and brought to the hospital by his brother-in-law, Mohammad Gul (photo shows Gul comforting Wali in the hospital, photo by Charles Arbogast, A.P.). Malika, 7, experienced a similar journey (photo by Charles Arbogast, A.P.). 7-year-old Malika, lost her mother, father, a brother and a sister, according to neighbors who brought her to the hospital. Still wearing her party dress, Palako, 6, sleeps in a bed at the Mir Wais Hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan where she is recovering from wounds she received, according to villagers. A villager who brought Palako said she was the only one in her family to survive the attack (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

injured by another U.S. “precision” attack