Tag Archives: casualties

Kashmir: Four soldiers drown in river after Indian attack

Source: Washington Post

"Pakistan’s army says four of its soldiers have drowned in a river in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir after their vehicle was hit by Indian gunfire and plunged into the river Neelum. A military statement Sunday says the military vehicle was hit near Athmuqam by unprovoked Indian fire from across the Line of Control, the effective frontier between the two nuclear armed south Asian neighbors." (07/16/17)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/pakistan-army-4-soldiers-drown-in-river-after-indian-attack/2017/07/16/9c458bfe-6a31-11e7-abbc-a53480672286_story.html

Counting the dead in Mosul

Source: CounterPunch
by Patrick Cockburn

"'There were very few Daesh [Isis fighters] in our neighbourhood, but they dropped a lot of bombs on them,' says Qais, 47, a resident of the al-Jadida district of Mosul. 'We reckon that the airstrikes here killed between 600 and 1,000 people.' He shows pictures on his phone of a house that had stood beside his own before it was hit by a bomb or missile that had reduced it to a heap of smashed-up bricks. 'There were no Daesh in the house,' says Qais. But there were seven members of the Abu Imad family living there, of whom five were killed along with two passers-by." (07/13/17)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/07/13/counting-the-dead-in-mosul/

Kashmir: Seven Hindu pilgrims killed in attack

Source: Reuters

"Seven Hindu pilgrims, most of them women, were killed in a gunbattle that erupted in Indian Kashmir on Monday following two militant attacks on police, stoking outrage and protests nationwide. The pilgrims were on their way back from the Amarnath shrine deep in the Himalayas when their bus got caught up in the crossfire near the town of Anantnag, police said. Twelve pilgrims were wounded in the fighting triggered after the militants attacked a police bunker and another police party at a checkpoint. The attack has stirred the ire of hardline Hindu groups tied to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party who have long sought tough action against militants fighting Indian rule in Muslim-majority Kashmir." (07/11/17)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-kashmir-idUSKBN19V271

Afghanistan: 29 dead, 50 injured in suicide car bombing outside Kabul bank

Source: Firstpost [India]

"A local police chief in Afghanistan says a suicide car bombing targeted Afghan soldiers lining up outside a bank in southern Helmand province, killing at least 29 people. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, said more than 50 have been wounded, including members of the police and army, civilians and staff of the New Kabul Bank branch where the attack took place. Provincial police chief general Agha Noor Kentoz says the attacker struck on Thursday in Lashkargah, the provincial capital. People likely had gathered there to collect salaries ahead of the upcoming holiday of Eid al-Fitr." (06/22/17)

http://www.firstpost.com/world/afghanistan-blast-20-dead-50-injured-in-suicide-car-bombing-outside-kabul-bank-3734277.html

Philippines: Regime forces step up bombing operations in Marawi

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer

"Military aircraft bombed rebel positions and ground troops launched a renewed push against Islamic State (IS)-inspired terrorists holed up in this city on Tuesday, and a military spokesperson said the aim was to wrap up the fighting as soon as possible. The offensive came amid worry that terrorist reinforcements could arrive after Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Fighting in Marawi has entered a fifth week, and nearly 350 people have been killed, according to the military count." (06/20/17)

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/907272/afp-steps-up-bombing-operations-in-marawi

Afghanistan: Six killed in attack on regime police HQ

Source: Reuters

"At least six police were killed and dozens of people wounded when as many as six gunmen and a suicide bomber attacked a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday morning, officials said. It took Afghan security forces most of the day to kill the last gunmen, who had barricaded themselves in a kitchen in the compound, according to police. The attack, claimed by the Taliban, began around 6:30 a.m. (0200 GMT) when one bomber detonated a car packed with explosives at the gate of the police headquarters in Gardez city, capital of Paktia province, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry." (06/18/17)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-security-police-idUSKBN19905G

Islamic State takes credit as suicide bombers hit Kabul Shiite mosque, kill four

Source: Japan Times [Japan]

"Suicide bombers struck a crowded Shiite mosque in Kabul late Thursday, killing four people in the latest in a series of militant attacks to rattle the Afghan capital during the holy month of Ramadan. The assault claimed by Islamic State jihadis left eight others wounded when the bombers blew themselves up in the kitchen of Al Zahra mosque after police prevented them from entering the prayer hall packed with worshippers." (06/16/17)

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/06/16/world/islamic-state-takes-credit-suicide-bombers-hit-kabul-shiite-mosque-kill-four/

Afghanistan: US forces allegedly murder three after bomb attack on convoy

Source: Business Insider

"As many as three Afghan civilians were killed on Monday when American troops opened fire after their vehicle struck a roadside bomb, an official in Nangarhar province said. A man and his two sons were killed at their home in Ghani Khel, a district in the south of Nangarhar, on the border with Pakistan, said Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor. 'After the bomb blast hit them, the American forces then started shooting and killed one man and two children nearby,' he said." (06/12/17)

http://www.businessinsider.com/us-forces-kill-one-afghan-man-2-kids-in-gunfire-after-a-bomb-hit-their-vehicle-2017-6

Afghanistan: Regime soldier kills three US occupation troops

Source: Santa Fe New Mexican

"Three U.S. soldiers were killed and one other was wounded after an Afghan soldier opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, according to Afghan officials. A statement by the U.S. Defense Department confirmed the death of the three Americans and said the fourth had been evacuated for treatment. The statement said the military was investigating the episode. Earlier, a U.S. airstrike in southern Afghanistan accidentally killed at least two Afghan policemen, according to Afghan officials." (06/10/17)

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/afghan-soldier-kills-three-u-s-servicemen/article_7883c71a-e301-5e6e-ae28-084af47dccf0.html

Philippines: "Friendly fire" hits regime troops fighting Islamists

Source: Deutsche Welle [Germany]

"Philippine officials revealed on Thursday that their military forces had suffered a heavy setback in their fight against Islamist militants in Marawi City after a plane missed its bombing target and killed at least 10 government troops. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told a news conference: 'It's sad, but sometimes that happens. Sometimes in the fog of war, maybe the coordination was not properly done, so we hit our own people.' Seven more troops were also wounded in Wednesday's botched airstrike, although no civilians were reportedly hurt." (06/01/17)

http://www.dw.com/en/friendly-fire-hits-philippine-troops-fighting-islamists-in-marawi/a-39074280