Nine Civilians Killed by Bombs in Afghanistan

Nine civilians, among them four children, were killed after US planes dropped two bombs on their mud house, according to the Independent. The children were all between six months and five years old. The US military says that they saw men with rifles go into a group of mud houses, and that “These men knowingly endangered civilians by retreating into a populated area while conducting attacks against coalition forces.” One might also suggest that the US military knowingly endangered civilians by dropping two 2000-pound bombs on a group of no doubt well-fortified mud houses.

This attack comes after the US military killed eight civilians following a suicide bomb when they opened fire on a busy road outside Jalalabad. The Associated Press says that US soldiers deleted footage and photographs of dead civilians, warning them not to publish any images of what had happened.

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