News: Taliban are placing IEDs where they know Afghan civilians could be harmed
HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Four civilians were killed by an improvised explosive device in Helmand province, June 30. The family members, two adults and two children, were riding on their motorcycle when they struck the IED.
Also today in Helmand Province, one civilian was killed and three were wounded by an improvised explosive device near Lashkar Gah, June 30. Afghan police determined the explosion was triggered by a pressure plate.
"As a result of the Taliban’s careless tactic of placing IEDs in areas where civilians could be harmed, they are knowingly killing innocent Afghan children, women, and men," said Lt. Col. Stewart Upton, spokesperson for ISAF's Regional Command Southwest.
Date Posted:06.30.2012 13:59
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