US apology over civilian killings ‘not enough’: KarzaiMarch 7th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar.7 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has criticized the United States over civilian deaths in Afghanistan, and added that a US commander apology for these killings is “not enough”.
The BBC quotes Karzai as saying: “On behalf of the people of Afghanistan I want you to stop the killings of civilians.”
He said: “The civilian casualties are a main cause of worsening the relationships between Afghanistan and the US.”
“The people are tired of these things and apologies and condemnations are not healing any pain”, Karzai added.
The US Army General David Petraeus apologized for death of civilians, and said he was “deeply sorry” for the air strike in which the boys, aged 12 and under, were mistaken for insurgents by NATO helicopters as they gathered firewood.
Recently, many civilians were killed in a NATO air strike in Afghanistan and hundreds of people rallied to denounce the killings. One banner at the rally read “Occupation equals killing and destruction.”
The rally in Kabul condemned both NATO and the Taliban for killing civilians. (ANI)
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