Raid on Kunar

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Raid on Kunar
Part of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
TypeAirstrike and ground raid
Chawki district of Kunar province, Afghanistan
TargetSuspected Taliban insurgents
DateFebruary 17, 2012 (2012-02-17)
Executed byUSAF and NATO
Outcomemission failure
Casualties6 killed

The Raid on Kunar was a NATO operation which took place on February 17, 2012. Six civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed in the airstrike and ground raid near the Dewa Gul Valley, "a Taliban stronghold in the Chawki district of Kunar province".[1]

Hundreds of Afghans in Chawki protested NATO's actions. President Hamid Karzai sent a delegation to investigate the incident; according to his office, witnesses confirmed that six civilians were killed in the action.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Night raid sparks anti-US protests". Dawn. Agence France-Presse. January 20, 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2017.