AFGHANISTAN – NATO troops killed a 12-year-old girl.
NATO-led troops shot and killed a 12-year-old girl and wounded two other civilians in western Afghanistan after they opened fire at a vehicle close to a convoy, police said on Sunday(3.05.2009).
The girl and her family were driving into Herat from a neighbouring province for a wedding party when the troops passed from the other direction, said police spokesman for western Afghanistan Abdul Rauf Ahmadi.
The girl was shot in the face, said her uncle, Ahmad Wali, who had been driving.
“It was rainy and we had poor visibility. All of a sudden, I saw sparks in front of our vehicle and then a foreign forces armoured convoy coming from the opposite direction,” Wali told reporters.
“After the convoy had passed by, we realised that half of my niece’s face was missing, her mother was wounded in the chest and I had blood on my face caused by broken pieces of windshield,” Wali said. [ source ]