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A Too Typical Misrepresentation By Reuters

From the terrorist enablers at Reuters:

[Reuters caption:] A soldier inspects an army bus hit by a bomb in Kabul May 3, 2007.

More civilians killed in U.S.-led raid: Afghan official

Fri May 4, 2007

By Saeed Ali Achakzai

SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan (Reuters) – At least 13 civilians were killed in a bombing raid by U.S.-led forces battling the Taliban, an Afghan official said on Friday, bringing to 70 the number of such deaths reported this week.

The rising toll of civilian casualties will put further pressure on President Hamid Karzai, who warned this week of serious consequences for all if the bloodshed did not stop.

The civilians were killed in bombing on Tuesday night in the Maroof district of southern Kandahar province, near the border with Pakistan, said Janan Gulzai a provincial assembly member.

“I saw all the victims are civilians,” Gulzai who was a member of a government team investigating the incident, told Reuters.

“We cannot accept the killing of Afghan civilians by anyone.”

The civilians were traveling in three cars along the same stretch of road as coalition troops near the town of Spin Boldak when the troops came under Taliban fire, said Ghulam Farooq, a resident of the area.

The 13 civilians were killed when coalition warplanes were summoned to bomb the area while the Taliban escaped, he said.

A spokesman for the U.S. military said he had no information about the report and would check.

Protesters — angry over civilian deaths reported in the western province of Herat and in the east of the country — called this week on Karzai to quit, saying he was powerless to stop the killing.

Several hundred people staged another anti-U.S. and anti-Karzai protest on Friday over the civilian deaths in the east, residents said.

They briefly blocked a road where a convoy of the coalition forces was passing, but police dispersed the crowd and the protest ended peacefully…

Please note that in all too typcial fashion Reuters has illustrated this article with highly misleading photograph.

The bus in the photograph Reuters is running with this article was destroyed by a terrorist’s roadside bomb, as Reuters themselves reported yesterday:

Afghan army bus bombed in Kabul, one dead

By Sayed Salahuddin Thu May 3, 4:31 AM ET

KABUL (Reuters) – A roadside bomb hit an Afghan army bus in Kabul on Thursday, killing the driver and wounding 29 people, security officials said, hours after gunmen shot dead an ex-premier in the capital.

Taliban militants claimed responsibility for the remote-controlled blast, and the defense ministry said 22 army personnel were among those hurt…

This is the way Reuters “photoshops” the news every day.

Where are the protests against the Taliban?

Where are the protests against Reuters?

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