Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Afghanistan: Seven civilians injured in attack on Karzai's Tribal Affairs Advisor

Source: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)

KABUL, Afghanistan (August 2) - Seven local nationals were wounded when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (IED) struck their convoy in the Behsud district, Nangahar province.

The convoy which included President Karzai's Tribal Affairs Advisor and another advisor was targeted by an IED which was placed on a rickshaw on the side of the road and detonated as the convoy went past.

"The killing of innocent un-armed civilians is not war, it's terrorism, and cowardly" said Col. Rafael Torres, ISAF Joint Command Combined Joint Operations Center director. "The insurgents are defining who they are and what they believe every time they spill innocent civilian blood."