In memory of and sympathy for

 

2 children killed aged 8 and 12

3 adults wounded

on Sunday, February 1, 2009

  
in the district of Nad Ali, Helmand Province. In a firefight between Taliban and British occupation forces at a compound, two children were killed and three local Afghan adults were wounded in the compound. Only the independent Pahjwok Afghan News, the Press  Association, and the Agence France Presse found the incident worth reporting in its article headlined “Three Afghan Civilians Killed in Military Action: NATO.” As usual, silence from the Associated Press and the British military spokesperson, Commander Paula Rowe, trotted out the line that Taliban use civilians as human shields.

 

Killed inside a compound by incoming British ground fire