In the name of Almighty Allah
Civil Society & Human Rights Network (CSHRN) press release concerning the killing of innocent civilians caused by ISAF and NATO shootings during a terrorist suicide bombing attack
07 March 2007-Kabul Afghanistan
On Sunday in Nangarhar province, and on Monday in Kapisa province, international peace keeping troops after they had been attacked by a suicide bomber, shoot randomly around them and killed and injured number of innocent people.
Terrorists and Taliban for own strategic purposes use civilian houses as entrenchment and shield. Due to clashes lots of Afghani civilians die.
In this very important period of time, the Afghan state, and the international community are facing one most important challenge, to fight terror with the minimum killing of innocent and civilian Afghans.
If the international and Afghan troops do not deal with this issue in a professional way, social dissatisfaction and violence will sprawl amongst Afghans. Such a social violence would lead Afghanistan into an unpredictable condition where control of the consequences would become impossible.
The Civil Society and Human Rights Network (CSHRN) that consists of 58 organizations urges the international peacekeepers operating under the umbrella of ISAF-NATO, Afghan state troops, and all international actors to respect and prioritize individual and social security of Afghan citizens during their military operations.
The CSHRN believes that the respect of the right to life is the main precondition for promoting human rights and values. It should be strictly respected and such bloodshed of innocent people avoided.
CSHRN member organizations