December 2nd, 2010
11:28 AM ET

ISAF reviewing death of former Afghan official

NATO's command in Afghanistan is "reviewing the circumstances" of the death three days ago of a former official in a southern Afghan province.

Haji Abraham, the former district chief of Gereshk District in Helmand province, was killed Monday.

NATO's International Security Assistance Force and Afghan troops were attempting to capture Taliban insurgents when "a joint security force" shot and killed Abraham, an ISAF statement said Thursday.

At the time, ISAF said, he "demonstrated hostile intent by brandishing a hand-grenade."

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Helmand's governor "were briefed in detail" after the raid and the initial investigation.

There will be more information provided when the probe is complete, ISAF said.

During the operation, six men were detained and one was released, the statement said. Troops found material linking the men to "insurgent activity."

The news came on the same day that British Foreign Secretary William Hague said a British aid worker who died during a failed rescue attempt in Afghanistan was killed by a U.S. grenade.

Linda Norgrove was killed in the operation October 6. She had been kidnapped in a remote region of Afghanistan September 26.

In another development Thursday, two NATO-led troops in Afghanistan were killed, one in an insurgent attack in the south and the other by an improvised explosive device in the east.

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  1. LarryKegel(US Army)

    You can respect each other even though Your a different religion!!! The problem is the Muslin and Catholic Religions want to change everyone to Their beliefs...

    December 10, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. tony russo

    I say as an italian american, that to me the jews, christians, and muslims are all nothing but a bunch of killers...... each one of them kill for their own benefits, none of them respect human beings as a human, they all bad mouth each other's faith to gain something,,,,, that's why I never ever will choose none those faiths... I like my own which is respect all humans.

    December 8, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe


      December 11, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The Prophet Mohammed

    @ Dan in Lafayette, IN-
    “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you (Matthew 7:12).”

    "The Kingdom of heaven is like this. Some fishermen throw their net out in the lake and catch all kinds of fish. When the net is full, they pull it to shore and sit down to divide the fish: the good ones go into the buckets, the worthless ones are thrown away. It will be like this at the end of the age: the angels will go out and gather up the evil people from among the good and will throw them into the fiery furnace, where they will cry and gnash their teeth."
    Matthew chapter 13:47
    Fish On!

    December 6, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. Night Wings

    The Prophet Mohammed, was himself a criminal, these people can never truly act with peace in their hearts when their prayers tell then otherwise..

    December 6, 2010 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      Hey wait a second, I may have been arrested a few times, but I have never been CONVICTED.

      December 6, 2010 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Why were You arrested??? I was only once!!! That was when I was 16 years old... Once was enough for me!!!

        December 6, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        Mine was for being, young, stupid and angry, it was a long time ago.

        December 6, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Not all Muslin feel that way!!!

      December 6, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. LarryKegel(US Army)

    We have to train Them so That life will mean more to them!!!

    December 5, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      @ Larry- Sorry, Our troops are good at training but I seriously doubt you can train to value life.

      December 6, 2010 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        We did it in Vietnam!!!

        December 6, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. Bledsoe


    December 5, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bledsoe

    Hey,quit usurping the name of the Prophet Mohammed. That's an affront to the Muslims as you must know.

    December 5, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe


      December 5, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      Tell them to quit blowing themselves up and injuring innocent people, that is an affront to civilized people everywhere.

      December 5, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. LarryKegel(US Army)

    What We need is People that want PEACE not to take over the World!!!

    December 4, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      "Gee Brain, what are we going to do today?"

      "The same thing we do everyday Pinky, try to take over the world."

      December 4, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. LarryKegel(US Army)

    I'm sure the only ones that care are the Catholic like You!!! I know I can care less...

    December 4, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. LarryKegel(US Army)

    The Prophet Mohammed: The problem is the one We usually get rid of is better than the one that Replace Him!!!

    December 4, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      @ Larry- LoL isn't that the truth, the same with presidents and congressmen most of the time as well.

      December 4, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Night Wings

    It was a good kill, it was a clean

    December 4, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      We need more like it.

      December 4, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe


        December 5, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe


        December 6, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Bledsoe

    What happened? Did Haji Abraham fail to live up to his end of the bargain by showing his true patriotism?

    December 2, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sanity

      Something like that. I may not be a rocket scientist,but I know better than to put anything past NATO or the C.I.A. A lot of people don't,the dumb clucks!

      December 2, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe


        December 3, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jesse Cook


        December 3, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        He was probably just another corrupt offical anyway. Shooting them is just one of the options for stopping corruption in Afghanstan.

        December 4, 2010 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |