Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Four More Security Guards Killed By NATO

Kabul - A NATO airstrike killed four guards working for a private security company in southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials said Wednesday 2nd March (several newsfeeds reporting this). One more guard was injured in the strike in Gerishk district on Tuesday, said Mohammad Hakim Andar, provincial police chief. The men were providing security for a road construction firm in the region, he said.
Major Michael Johnson, spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), said a joint investigation with Afghan officials was underway into incident. The military engaged a group of 'suspected militants' in the area, they said. The killing of suspects is prohibited in international law. Particularly when they are on your side. This is the latest in a long line of NATO strikes on Afghan security forces and guards.

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