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Afghans rally against US night raids & 2 civilians killed

Afghans rally against US night raids in Kunar Province

Press TV

Hundreds of angry protesters have taken to the streets in Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Kunar to protest against night raids carried out by US-led forces in the war-ravaged country, Press TV reports.

On Saturday, the demonstrators chanted anti-US slogans in condemnation of the ongoing US nighttime operations, and called on the US military to immediately cease such attacks.

The protesters also said American forces storm residential areas in their villages late at night and massacre their family members, demanding the withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan.

The development comes days after people in Afghanistan’s northern province of Balkh held a demonstration in protest against deadly night raids by US-led forces.

The protesters gathered outside the governor’s compound, chanting anti-American slogans and torching American flags and effigies of US President Barack Obama.

Afghan investigators have found substantial proof that American Special Forces have been involved in kidnapping, torturing and killing of Afghan civilians across the war-torn country.

US-led deadly night raids have killed dozens of Afghan civilians in various parts of Afghanistan over the past few months…


US-led raid leaves 2 civilians dead in central Afghanistan

Press TV

At least two civilians have been killed and two others wounded when US-led foreign forces carried out an attack in Afghanistan’s central province of Wardak, Press TV reports.

Local residents said foreign troops raided Goli Khel village in the Sayd Abad district of the province, located 97 kilometers (about 60 miles) southwest of Kabul, on Saturday, and blew up the main entrance to several houses to open up their way into the buildings.

Locals identified the victims as civilians, adding that a woman was among the dead. US-led military forces have reportedly laid siege to the village.

The US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has not yet confirmed any casualties, and made no comments on the attack.

On July 3, twenty people were killed and nine others injured when foreign forces carried out an air raid in the Musa Khel district of Afghanistan’s eastern province of Khost.

It came a day after four people were killed in US-led airstrikes in the Miyanishin district of the southern province of Kandahar.

On June 29, eight people were killed when US-led foreign forces launched two separate airstrikes in Paktia and Kandahar provinces.

On June 22, at least 30 people were killed after US-led forces launched an airstrike in Afghanistan’s southeastern province of Paktika.


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