Afghanistan: Coalition bombing kills more civilians

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The below article is abridged from http://www.asia-pacific-action.org.

According to a report by the Pajhwok Afghan News, 31 civilians including one woman and several children were killed and injured as coalition troops bombed Tagab district in central Kapisa province.

"Maj. Gen. Matiullah Safi, police chief of the province told Pajhwok Afghan News that Jwe Bar village of the district was bombed at noon when two foreign forces were injured in a Taliban ambush in the village.

"However a resident of the village told this news agency that the bombing took place after the attack of Taliban. He said after the airstrike people gathered on the spot and the air force again bombed the gathering killing 15 people including a woman, four men and children."

The Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief, an organisation representing about 100 aid agencies in Afghanistan, recently reported that about 2500 people have been killed in fighting this year, 1000 of them civilians.