By guest blogger Alison@Creekside
A few days ago a NATO air strike killed 14 Afghans sleeping in tents beside the road they were building in Afghanistan. Afghan officials said they were road workers at a construction site and NATO claimed they were Taliban at a training camp.
Their employer, an Afghan-Korean construction company, said that all 14 killed in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) attack late Monday had been identified as his employees: “We have 14 names, we know their families, we have their photos and post-bombing photos of their bodies.”
Nevertheless, the ISAF spokeman said, “It is entirely possible that the construction workers are also Taliban fighters. It is very possible that they are posing as construction workers or that they are construction workers in the day and Taliban fighters at night.”
“Very possible.” Oh well then.
First posted in Creekside.