U.S., NATO See Surge in Afghan Deaths – washingtonpost.com: “KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S.-led coalition and NATO forces fighting insurgents in Afghanistan have killed at least 203 civilians so far this year _ surpassing the 178 civilians killed in militant attacks, according to an Associated Press tally.
Insurgency attacks and military operations have surged in recent weeks, and in the past 10 days, more than 90 civilians have been killed by airstrikes and artillery fire targeting Taliban insurgents, said President Hamid Karzai.
Afghan president Hamid Karzai speaks a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, June 23, 2007. Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday accused NATO and U.S.-led forces of mounting ‘careless operations’ that killed more than 90 civilians in the last 10 days. (AP Photo/Farzana Wahidy) (Farzana Wahidy – AP)
On Sunday, another civilian may have been killed when British troops opened fire in a populated area after their convoy was hit by a roadside bomb, officials and witnesses said.”