Afghan children die as US drops one-tonne bombs
Date: Tuesday, March 06 2007
By Justin Huggler Asia Correspondent
Published: 06 March 2007
Nine civilians, including four children, were killed in Afghanistan when US planes dropped two 2,000lb bombs on their mud home. Their deaths came after at least eight civilians were killed by US Marines a day earlier.
It has been a disastrous two days for the Americans in Afghanistan. First US Marines trying to get to safety after being ambushed by a suicide bomber sprayed gunfire wildly across one of the busiest roads in the country, killing passers-by.
And now US planes have dropped two bombs on a family home, killing children aged between six months and five years.
Last year, the Afghan President Hamid Karzai wept as he pleaded for Western soldiers to take more care to avoid killing civilians. But the killings continue.
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