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Late Night U.S. Raid Kills Woman, Child, and Wounds Pregnant Woman to Lose Baby

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10 Apr 09 | AJE

Investigations have revealed that a US raid this week killed four civilians in the western province of Khost. The US military has said it “deeply regrets the tragic loss of life”. Al Jazeera’s Todd Baer spoke to a boy who survived the raid, but lost his mother, brother, uncle and another female family member (2:56):

The US military has admitted that its troops killed five civilians in Afghanistan, including a child, not fighters as was earlier reported.

The US has also offered an apology for the deaths on Wednesday night and indicated that the family will receive support.

Brigadier-General Michael Ryan said in a statement late on Thursday: “We deeply regret the tragic loss of life in this precious family.”

A 13-year-old boy who survived the night-time raid on his home told Al Jazeera that his mother, brother, uncle and another female family member were killed.

A woman who was nine-months’ pregnant was wounded and lost her baby. >>>

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Written by Editors

10 April 2009 at 3:53 pm

Posted in Afghanistan, International, US

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