In memory of and sympathy for

 

 Amir Painda, tribal leader

His driver, seriously injured

on January 31, 2009

 near Orgun-e in Paktika Province. U.S. occupation forces in a convoy opened fire upon a civilian car. Even the provincial governor, Mohammad Akram Khelpilwak, a Karzai appointee, admitted U.S. fire wounded the two occupants. One, Amir Painda, died at a nearby hospital whereas the driver was seriously injured. Painda, a former mujahideen and anti-Soviet fighter, was a district provincial chief and member of the Kharoti tribe.

  

Killed by U.S. forces’ ground fire