On the day a United Nations report highlighted a double increase in the mortalities in the Afghan war, US-led troops killed four civilians in northern parts of the country.
The deaths occurred during a fresh aerial attack overnight on the northern Baghlan province. A father and his three sons were reportedly among the mortalities. The raid also wounded eight others.
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said Tuesday that 2,038 civilians had died in the first 10 months of 2009 as a result of the US-led operations in Afghanistan.
In a statement on Monday, Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the killing of 10 civilians, including eight school students, by the international forces in the eastern Kunar province a day earlier.
Haji Farid, a lawmaker from the Kapisa province, said “Every time an American soldier gets killed, they bomb an entire village,” the BBC Persian reported.