25 Jumadil Akhir 1434/5 May 2013 (MINA) – An Afghan teenage girl has been shot and killed by US-led foreign forces in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat, Press TV reported.
The incident happened on Saturday (4/5) when foreign forces opened fire on civilians, killing the girl and injuring three others, local officials said, according to Press TV reports monitored by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA).
The Western military alliance, NATO, has not confirmed the incident yet.
On April 28, US-led troops killed at least four Afghan civilians in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar.
The incident took place in the Chaparhar district of the province after US-led soldiers opened fire on people working on a farmland, said Director of Provincial Development Council Malak Mohkam Khan.
Khan added that the US-led troops shot and killed the civilians, including two children, after they came under fire by unknown people.
At least three Afghan farmers were wounded. on January 31, after US-led forces opened fire on them in the northeastern province of Kunar.
Civilian casualties have long been a source of friction between the Afghan government and US-led foreign forces and have dramatically increased anti-US sentiments in Afghanistan.
The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in October 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror.
The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity continues to rise across the country, despite the presence of thousands of US-led troops. (T/P015/P03)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)