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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soundoff (30 Responses)
  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. 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 |
  4. Bledsoe


    December 5, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. 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 |
  6. 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 |
  7. 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 |
  8. 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 |
  9. 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 |
      • Jesse Cook


        December 3, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |