Afghanistan/ISAF — Insurgent Attacks Target Elder, School, Security Providers

KABUL, Afghanistan — Sev­er­al recent attacks indi­cate insur­gent actions are tar­get­ing Afghan civil­ians.

In the Mar­jah dis­trict of Hel­mand province Mon­day, ini­tial report­ing indi­cates an elder was shot and killed because he was plan­ning to attend a shu­ra with inter­na­tion­al forces lat­er that day.

Also in the Deh Rawud dis­trict of Uruz­gan province Mon­day, two explo­sions at a school site killed two con­struc­tion work­ers and injured five civil­ians. The injured were evac­u­at­ed to ISAF med­ical facil­i­ties where they were pro­vid­ed med­ical care.

Last Sun­day, sev­en Afghan secu­ri­ty con­trac­tors were report­ed kid­napped and exe­cut­ed by insur­gents in Andar dis­trict, Ghazni province. An ISAF unit assist­ed the Afghan secu­ri­ty forces in recov­er­ing the bod­ies so they could be returned to their fam­i­lies.

“These acts, indi­vid­u­al­ly and col­lec­tive exem­pli­fy the insur­gents’ desire to try to intim­i­date the Afghan peo­ple and hin­der progress,” said Navy Capt. Jane Camp­bell, ISAF Joint Com­mand spokesper­son. “We will con­tin­ue to part­ner with our Afghan Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Force coun­ter­parts to bring secu­ri­ty and devel­op­ment for all Afghans.”

Accord­ing to a recent Unit­ed Nations report, inno­cent Afghan civil­ians are all too often the vic­tims of insur­gent vio­lence.

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