– US-led attack kills 4 children in eastern Afghanistan (PressTV, Oct 22, 2012):
At least four Afghan children have been killed in an attack carried out by US-led forces in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Logar, Press TV reports.
According to local sources, US-led troops fired missiles on residential areas in the country’s east, killing several children who were on their way to school.
Reports say two other children were also injured in the incident which occurred on Sunday.
The issue of civilian casualties in Afghanistan is highly sensitive and has been a major source of friction between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Washington.
Moreover, the loss of civilian lives at the hands of US-led foreign forces has dramatically increased anti-American sentiments in Afghanistan, triggering anti-US protests across the war-torn country.
The United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001 on the pretext of combating terrorism.
The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but years into the invasion, insecurity continues to rise across the country.