Afghanistan: Doctor and his family allegedly killed in US night raid in Paktika province

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Dr Wreshman killed alongside his family in Paktika province

Islamic Emirate (Afghan Taliban) claim a doctor and his children were killed in an alleged US airstrike which hit their home in Paktika province, Afghanistan.

Mirwais Afghan a freelance reporter posted three pictures of children on 12th August tweeting,

These three children are the latest (yesterday) victims of night raids in Afghanistan.

special forces killed Dr. Wreshman, his 3 kids & 5 other family members in a night raid in yesterday

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Pajhwok reported Taliban spokesmen, Zabihullah Mujahid who said “the doctor was a common man who was killed along with his several family members.” However Paktika police chief Brig. Gen. Khalilullah Ziaee told the news outlet, “the compound targeted was a centre of the Taliban and the airstrikes were precise and conducted after accurate information.”

Mujid Mashal, journalist tweeted,

US strikes in Menaray, Paktika province killed civilians including a child & a woman, district of gov Khoshamand says. ?

Former president Hamid Karzai’s office confirmed an incident in a statement from Kabul which said an airstrike by American forces had resulted in civilian casualties in Minar village of Khoshamd district of southeastern Paktika province. Karzai condemned the attack, saying that it would “produce no good results” and would “face strong reaction from Afghans” see following link,

“Karzai condemns ‘irresponsible’ US airstrike in Paktika”

http://www.pajhwok.com/en/2016/08/13/karzai-condemns-%E2%80%98irresponsible%E2%80%99-us-airstrike-paktika

US have repeatedly been accused of targeting civilians, including weddings, funerals and a Doctors Without Borders/MSF hospital in Kunduz in 2015 where staff had shared the coordinates of the compound with all sides to avoid being hit, see following link,

“Afghanistan: Taliban accuse barbaric American forces of alleged war crimes after aerial bombing of Kunduz hospital”

https://activist1.wordpress.com/2015/10/03/afghanistan-taliban-accuse-barbaric-american-forces-of-alleged-war-crimes-after-aerial-bombing-of-kunduz-hospital/

The incident drew international outrage and little accountability.

Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

 

 

About Carol Anne Grayson

Blogging for Humanity.... Campaigner/researcher global health/human rights/drones/WOT/insurgency http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/PO/experts/Health_and_Wellbeing.aspx Exec Producer of Oscar nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, currently filming on drones.
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