In Sympathy for

 

Ziaul Haq, 18

 

 

injured on October 15, 2001

in the Pagwanagsaj bazaar neighborhood of Kabul. Ziaul had been scrounging for work when a U.S. bomb fell, crushing his right leg and foot. The flesh and muscles were shredded leaving just bone. His family had enough money for his trip to a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan (via Kandahar). Civilians wounded in U.S. raids fled to Pakistan for treatment because the Afghan hospital system collapsed – as staff fled for safety and medical supplies ran out.

A U.S. “precision” bombing raid