Tag Archives: casualties

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)


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)


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)


Afghanistan: At least 80 dead, 350 wounded in Kabul embassy district attack

Source: Russia Today [Russian state media]

"At least 80 people have been killed and over 350 injured in a powerful car bomb blast that ripped through a diplomatic district in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, an Afghan health official has said, as cited by Reuters. However, the Afghan Interior Ministry said 64 people were killed, according to AFP. The death toll is likely to rise, local officials said. 'They are still bringing bodies and wounded people to hospitals,' senior Health Ministry spokesman Ismael Kawoosi told AFP. Meanwhile, the Interior Ministry has asked Kabul residents to donate blood, saying hospitals are in 'dire need.' he blast is believed to have come from a car bomb. The precise target was not immediately clear, but many embassies and government buildings are located in the area." (05/31/17)


Iraq: Bomb kills 13, hurts 24 in Baghdad; Islamic State claims responsibility

Source: Washington Post

"A car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad just after midnight Tuesday, killing 13 people and wounding 24, hospital and police officials said. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, which Iraqi officials said involved apparently remotely detonated explosives inside a parked car. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity in line with regulations. The attack came just days into the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast during daylight hours. After sundown, families break their fast, and Baghdad’s restaurants and cafes quickly fill." (05/29/17)


US military investigates itself, absolves itself in killing of more than 100 civilians

Source: CNN

"The results of a US military investigation have found that many of the more than 100 Iraqi civilians killed in west Mosul in a US airstrike in March died because the building in which they were held had explosives inside that detonated after a US bomb hit the building. … The US had dropped a bomb on the building after Iraqi forces called in an airstrike because they were under fire from ISIS. The US military has consistently said it did not know civilians were in the building. The report finds there is no proof civilians were herded or forced into the building, but the belief is they were likely there based on what was happening in the neighborhood. At the actual time of the strike, when the Iraqi forces were under fire, there was not full line of sight to the building." [editor's note: When you drop a bomb, you're responsible for where it goes, what it does, and who it kills – TLK] (05/25/17)


Indonesia: Police launch raid as Jakarta attacks linked to Islamic State

Source: Reuters

"Indonesia's anti-terrorism unit raided the home of a suspected suicide bomber on Thursday as authorities linked attacks that killed three police officers at a Jakarta bus station a day earlier to the Islamic State militant group. Six police officers and six civilians were also wounded in the twin blasts set off five minutes apart by two attackers in the Kampung Melayu area of the Indonesian capital late on Wednesday, police said. The attack was the deadliest in Indonesia since January 2016, when eight people were killed, four of them attackers, after suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the capital." (05/25/17)


Philippines: Regime troops enter Marawi as insurgents take hostages, raise Islamic State flag

Source: ABC Online [Australia]

"Gunfire and explosions have rung out as army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into the southern Philippine city of Marawi in an effort to repel Islamist insurgents. The soldiers made their advance after militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) group torched buildings, seized more than a dozen Catholic hostages and raised the black flag of IS. At least 21 people have died in fighting that erupted late on Tuesday, when the army raided the Marawi hideout of Isnilon Hapilon, who is on Washington's list of most wanted terrorists and has a $6.67 million bounty on his head. The operation was not a success as the militants called in reinforcements and swept through the mostly Muslim city of 200,000 people." (05/25/17)


Afghanistan: German woman and Afghan guard killed, Finnish woman kidnapped

Source: CBS News

"A German woman and an Afghan security guard were killed late Saturday night and a Finnish woman was kidnapped from a Kabul guesthouse, authorities said Sunday. Deadly attacks also unfolded further south. In southern Afghanistan, militants launched attacks on several check points, killing at least 20 security forces, a provincial official said." (05/21/17)


Yemen: Cholera kills at least 115 in Sanaa

Source: US News & World Report

"Cholera has killed at least 115 people in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, the local Saba news agency said, after authorities on Sunday declared a state of emergency over the outbreak and called for international help to avert disaster. Sanaa is controlled by the armed Houthi movement, which is [supposedly] aligned with Iran and fighting a Western-backed, Saudi-led [invasion]. More than 10,000 people have been killed and millions displaced in more than two years of war, which has also destroyed much of the country's infrastructure. … 8,595 suspected cholera cases were recorded in Sanaa and other Yemeni provinces between April 27 and May 13, while laboratory confirmed cases were 213." (05/15/17)