aircraft of USAF (United States Air force) made bombardment on the caravan of
the elders of Afghan tribes, who were moving towards the capital of the country
for the ceremony for the transfer of power to the so-called transitional
government. Hamid Karzai, who was determined to this post in Bonn under the
strongest pressure of USA. As a result of bombardment, were killed from 60 to 70
people. The agency Reuters with reference to AIP, reports about 65 killed elders
of Afghan tribes.
Americans accomplished massive killing of its allies in the Eastern province of
the country, Paktia, near the provincial center of Gardez. Bombardment began on
the night from Thursday and was continued on Friday. They completely destroyed
forty automobiles of caravan, reported AIP, the member of council of the
province, Sayed Yakin, who was sent to congratulate Karzai with the appointment
on the post. The killed elders in the times of Soviet occupation in majority
were field commanders of mujahideen, informs Afghan Islamic Press (AIP).
Meanwhile from Afghanistan continue to arrive reports about combat both between
separate groupings of Northern Alliance and between subdivisions of pro-Taliban
and pro-American Pashtuns. According
to the data of agency Islam News of the formation of Gul Agha were attacked by
detachments of Pashtun commander, Haji Bashar, who supports Taliban. Combat
occurred in Mevand district not far from Kandahar. In the course of the bitter
clashes were destroyed 25 fighters of Gul Agha and arrested about 30 people from
his detachment. Mevanda region was seized by criminal formation of Gul Agha, who,
according to the evidence of local residents, shot ten people during the
robberies and violence in many villages of region.
In one more populated area of Dikha Bang, which is so located in Kandahar
district, local residents resisted to the armed pro-American grouping and killed
five fighters from its composition. Clashes began after the detachment of
supporters of Zahir Shah entered into the populated area and called local
residents for the meeting, in course of which began to sound calls to support
the ex-king of Afghanistan. As the response, local residents attacked on
agitators and began to thrash them with their sticks and twigs.