NATO soldiers kill Afghan civilian
NATO soldiers killed an Afghan civilian near a security perimeter they set up after a roadside bombing in south-eastern Afghanistan, the alliance said Wednesday, DPA
reported.The soldiers shot and killed a man who was trying to approach the site where a convoy of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was bombed Tuesday in the Sharan district of Paktika province, an ISAF statement said.
The soldiers said the victim "failed to stop after receiving several verbal and visual warnings."
Civilian casualties at the hands of foreign troops is the most delicate issue in Afghanistan. President Hamid Karzai has repeatedly warned that such deaths erode popular support for Western forces and his government.