Report:US troops fire on civilians in Afghan capital, several dead

May 29, 2006 at 2:29 pm 1 comment

Details in but all event reporting on the scene show a tragic level of errors after traffic accident. Fear of sucide bombers and force protection rules blamed as part of the problem….

[]… 'Some killed' at Afghan protest over US traffic accident... []

[]…"The American convoy hit all the vehicles which were in their way. They didn't care about the civilians at all," said Mohammad Wali, 21, a shopkeeper who said he saw several dead bodies…." gunfire Breaks Out After Kabul Accident Houston Chronicle …[]

[]…. A convoy of U.S. military vehicles was driving from Bagram air base, the main American military facility north of Kabul, when it plowed into cars on the main highway about two miles outside the Afghan capital, police said.
US Troops Fire on Crowd in Kabul After Crash, Riots Los Angeles Times ….[]

And the best reporting coming from the scene which puts things in better perspective than the AP or LA reports.

[]… Al JEEZ..

US and Afghan forces fired on protesters in the Afghan capital after a riot erupted on Monday because of a traffic accident involving US troops, police and eyewitnesses said.Three people were killed in the accident, and a fourth was killed by gunfire, they said.Aljazeera's correspondent in the capital, Kabul, said at least 20 were killed or wounded. An Aljazeera cameraman was injured in the riot. …[]

The Al Jazeera report all three items are breaking news from the region most of the 225 stories did not bothr to show the progression from traffic accident to riot – but mearly reported many dead. Mind you the reports are all on the same thing but – al jeez- did gt it right. Per my friends assigned in Kabul working in media.

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  • 1. mikeinmanila  |  May 30, 2006 at 11:39 am

    UPDATE:
    IHT Report

    Convoy crash sparks Kabul riots
    By CARLOTTA GALL / NYT
    Thousands of angry demonstrators rioted across Kabul on Monday after an U.S. military truck plowed into civilian cars, killing and wounding several people. Demonstrators threw stones at U.S. military vehicles during the riots.
    Read Article >>
    – Video: Riots in Kabul

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