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NEWS: US Denies Killing Any Afghan Civilians

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posted on Jan, 20 2004 @ 02:19 PM
This is the latest in the war on terror. A US air raid allegedly killed 11 civilians, including women and children, but a US spokesman said coalition forces only fired on five armed men.

The five militants were on the move from a "known terrorist compound" Saturday night when a US AC-130 "Spooky" gunship opened fire. The AC-130 is armed with a 25mm Gatling-gun cannon (capable of firing 1800 rounds per minute. The Afghan Provincial Governor has stated that women and children were also killed, despite the US response.

BBC Story Link

[Edited on 20-1-2004 by SkepticOverlord]

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