August 12th, 2010
09:21 AM ET

Firefight kills civilian woman in Helmand

An Afghan woman was shot and killed during a firefight between coalition forces and insurgents in the country's south, NATO's International Security Assistance Force reported Thursday.   Afghan and coalition forces came under small-arms fire Wednesday in the Musa Qal' ah district of Helmand province when they fired back at the insurgents, hitting the woman.

"We must continue our emphasis on reducing the loss of innocent civilian life to an absolute minimum," said U.S. Army Col. Rafael Torres. "We know that success will be determined by our ability to protect the people of Afghanistan."

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  1. Predator Drone

    Right. And the Taliban was kissing babies, shaking hands, and having charity bake sales until NATO showed up.

    August 12, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jaybob

    I bet those Nu-Con right wing thugs did it on purpose. They were probably drinking whiskey with Predator drones before they shot the innocent woman and the innocent Taliban insurgent.

    My excuse would have been, "I swear to God, I thought she was a ghost. What do you expect?"

    August 12, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      I don't want to comment on your post. I just want everyone else to read it and laugh at your stupidity.

      August 12, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Right-Wing Thug

        You ever heard of sarcasm?

        I'd think "drinking whiskey with Predator drones" gave it away.

        August 12, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • Predator Drone

        We predator drones are a noble people and only drink the finest champagne.

        August 12, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |