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NATO troops wound two civilians in Afghanistan

Other News Materials 23 December 2009 10:34
Troops with NATO-led International Security Assistance force (ISAF) shot and injured two civilians in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Tuesday.
NATO troops wound two civilians in Afghanistan

Troops with NATO-led International Security Assistance force (ISAF) shot and injured two civilians in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.
  
Both victims were taken to the Herat hospital for treatment, with one of them receiving five bullets while the other two, said surgeon Barakatullah Mohammadi.
  
Maryam, mother of the brothers, blamed the international troops for the atrocity. " Foreign soldiers shot and wounded my sons," she told Xinhua by telephone.
  
Locals, however, said that the troops signaled them to keep clear but the two brothers ignored and continued driving on motorbike prompting the troops to open fire.
  
The ISAF media officers were not available for comment.
  
The NATO-led force have asked passersby in the war-torn Afghanistan to take distance from military vehicles, otherwise the troops would fire. Ignoring the warning has claimed the lives of scores of civilians over the past couple of years in Afghanistan.

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