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us bombs hit the remote Afghan village of Thori l

22 Oct 2001


Human Rights Watch reports that us bombs hit the remote Afghan village of Thori located near a Taliban military base in the Oruzgan province (near the central highlands) killing 23 civilians. (Human Rights Watch said at least 25 and possibly 35 Afghan civilians died when us bombs hit Chowkar-Karez (a village 40 km north of Kandahar) on the night of October 22. Six wounded are currently recovering in Quetta hospitals including 5 year old Shabir Ahmed with severe shrapnel wounds to his head. The bombing started at 11 pm. Aircraft returned later to fire from guns, said witnesses. Villagers insisted that there were no Taliban or Al-Qaida targets in the area. (Human Rights Watch)

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