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Elite Afghan Unit Kills 8 Farmers Irrigating Their Fields

HeadlineMar 19, 2018
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In Afghanistan, at least eight civilians were killed before dawn on Saturday morning when elite members of the U.S.-backed Afghan intelligence agency opened fire from a helicopter on farmers irrigating the fields below. One of the victims’ brothers says they were killed still holding their shovels. The youngest victim was 14 years old. One local politician told The New York Times these types of raids are usually carried out with the assistance of the U.S.-led NATO coalition.

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