In Memory of

 

“two small boys”

 

 

killed in October 2001

in the village of Haji Bai Nazar, near the town of Khoje Ghar, some 40 kms north of Taloqan in Takhar Province. U.S warplanes cluster bombed the northern area around Taloqan, Kunduz and Khanabad heavily, seeking to destroy Taliban troop concentrations. Many inhabited villages were hit. The poor farming village of Haji Bai Nazar was targeted. Up to a third of the bomblets did not explode on impact but just lie on or below the surface of the ground. Two small boys were killed and another was badly injured as they played with such a two pound cluster bomblet in October.

An unexploded U.S. cluster bomblet