NATO Admits U.S. Forces Killed Innocent Pregnant Women in Afghanistan
U.S. Special Operations commandoes in February mistakenly killed five Afghans, including two pregnant women, and then tried to cover up their mistake. An investigation by NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) determined that American and Afghan special forces arrived at the village of Khataba in Paktia province on February 12, entered a residential compound, and opened fire on two men—a police officer and a local prosecutor—because “they showed what appeared to be hostile intent by being armed,” according to the investigation. The two pregnant women, along with an 18-year-old girl, were also killed by the gunfire.
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