NATO mistakenly kills Afghan it thought was bomber

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February 18, 2007 02:11

 
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NATO-led troops mistakenly shot and killed an Afghan man in southern Afghanistan, believing he was a suicide bomber, the alliance said in a statement. The victim was shot as he ran between vehicles of a military convoy that had stopped near Kandahar's military airfield, the statement from NATO's International Security Assistance Force said Saturday. "A gunner on one of the vehicles flashed a light at the individual after he kept moving toward the convoy, then fired warning shots," statement said. "When the individual failed to stop, ISAF forces fired upon him." The man was taken to a military hospital for treatment but died of his wounds, the statement said. "ISAF deeply regrets this loss of life" said Lt. Col. Angela Billings, an alliance spokeswoman.

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