September 30th, 2010
02:12 PM ET

4 Afghan civilians killed during attack

Four Afghan civilians died and three others were wounded in a NATO-led operation on Wednesday in eastern Afghanistan, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said Thursday.

The incident took place in the Andar district of Ghazni province. ISAF forces met with village elders to apologize for their actions and embarked on an investigation.

It is the latest incident of civilians caught in the crossfire of the Afghan war, a trend that has caused outrage and consternation among Afghan government officials and citizens.

ISAF said eight insurgents wielding small arms attacked an Afghan and coalition security force.

An air weapons team trying to protect the troops "accidentally struck a group of unarmed civilians, killing four and injuring three others."

ISAF spokesman Rear Adm. Greg Smith said families will be compensated in the wake of their losses.

"We deeply regret that our operation resulted in civilian loss of life and we express our sincerest condolences to the families," Smith said.


Filed under: Afghan security forces • Civilian deaths • NATO
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. WarSupporter

    Whaaaat?!?! Four civilians killed in a war zone? I have never heard of civilians being killed in war before, must be something new!

    Come on, these kinds of things happen in war. It is horrible that it happens, but it happens. War is hell.

    The Coalition forces are very professional and try very hard to avoid civilian casualty, but it can be hard when Terry attacks us from civilian compounds.

    October 4, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dindy Sri lanka

    HOW COME ANYONE HAVE SALVATION WITHOUT JESUS. IF PEOPLE WERE SO HOLY WITH 360 DEGREE THEN JESUS WOULD NOT FACE THE MOST TERRIBLE DEATH. AFTER A GREAT SACRIFICE LIKE THAT WHO IS THIS CRAZY MAN WHO IS ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT 360 AGAIN AND AGAIN. HEY MAN ..LEAVE AMERICA ALONE. AT LEAST THEY DONT BEG FROM YOU ALTHOUGH THEY ARE NOT IN YOUR 360 DEGREE.YOU ARE A PRISONER IN THE PROMISED LAND.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dindy Sri lanka

    DINGOR YOU ARE CORRECT

    October 4, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dindy Sri lanka

    WHY THIS CRAZY MAN IS UNDERESTIMATING ALMIGHTY GOD.

    October 4, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. USMC Forever

    Well said Yaks and Thank You!

    October 2, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Yaboki.

    what?

    September 30, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ../

    stooopid shows up with typical gibberish

    September 30, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Onesmallvoice

    Here we go again.I expect that a whole slew of right-wing nutjobs are going to blog in here in order to justify NATO's actions as they always do!

    September 30, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC Forever

      And they will Onesmallvoice,believe me.Like you said,they always do,the creeps!!!

      September 30, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • ../

      it happens, talk to the v@gina

      September 30, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • 121

      "Here we go again"? Your pretty fooking wierd

      September 30, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Here we go again.I expect that a whole slew of right-wing nutjobs

      Man it must suck to be a limp wristed lefty here....

      September 30, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • USMC Forever

        It sure does.I guess that Jesus felt that way during his days here too, battling the the very conservative Pharisees who eventually had him crucified.How history repeats itself!!!

        September 30, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jesus

        Don't worry about me and quit crying like a v@gina wrap

        September 30, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        The Pakis are easy to spot (now posting under USMC Forever).

        September 30, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Now I see that Phunnie boy's at it again,this time using Jesus' name as well as mine! He really thinks he's funny.

        September 30, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dingor

        lol

        October 1, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |