Ten people died and 50 were injured in a Wednesday protest in response to a Tuesday-night NATO raid in northern Afghanistan, which killed four. Local police say the raid victims were civilians, while NATO-led forces claim they were armed insurgents.
REUTERS - Ten people were killed and 50 wounded in violent protests on Wednesday against the killing of two men and two women in a night-time raid by foreign forces in north Afghanistan, the head of the provincial hospital said.
Local police and residents say the four people killed late on Tuesday night in the usually peaceful northern town of Taloqan were civilians, while NATO-led forces said they were armed insurgents.
In male-dominated Afghanistan, female fighters are very rarely found among insurgent ranks, and the few who have been identified are mostly foreigners. A NATO spokesman said he did not know the nationalities of the dead women.
Date created : 2011-05-18