At least two Afghan civilians have been killed in a night raid carried out by the US-led troops in Afghanistan’s southern province of Uruzgan. According to Afghan officials, the US-led foreign forces also abducted nine people in a raid on Friday. Local officials have quoted the relatives of the victims as saying they plan to hold a protest rally against such attacks. According to tribal leaders, US-led foreign troops storm Afghan people’s homes and take them to unknown places without coordination with local authorities.
Night raids by the US-led forces have resulted in civilian casualties and increasing tension between Washington and Kabul.Many civilians have lost their lives in the US-led operations in various parts of Afghanistan over the past months, with Afghans becoming increasingly outraged at the seemingly endless number of the deadly assaults. The United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001 under the pretext of combating terrorism. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but years into the invasion, insecurity continues to rise across the country despite the presence of thousands of foreign troops in the war-weary nation. The US-led war in Afghanistan, which has caused record-high civilian and military casualties, has become the longest military conflict in the American history. TNP/JR