Afghan guards killed in NATO raid

The use of "night raids" on homes by foreign troops has long angered Afghan officials.

Afghan guards killed in NATO raid

Foreign troops raided a compound belonging to a private security firm in Afghanistan's capital, killing two Afghan guards and seizing weapons, an Afghan government spokesman said on Friday.

The raid took place overnight and involved a unit from the NATO, said Interior Ministry spokesman Zemari Bashary.

A police official in Kabul said the security firm raided was called National Tiger and that it was responsible for providing security and transport for at least three Afghan businesses.

ISAF declined to comment on the raid and directed inquiries to Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security, whose head reports directly to President Hamid Karzai. The directorate also declined to comment.

Bashary said two Afghan guards were killed and three wounded in the raid, which he said was not coordinated with Afghan troops. He said the incident was being investigated, but did not provide further details.

The use of "night raids" on homes by foreign troops has long angered Afghan officials.

Under new rules, raids must be cleared by Afghan authorities first and must involve Afghan troops.


Agencies

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