APV speak out against 2 children killed in recent
ISAF commander describes shooting of children, both under 10, as case of "mistaken identity" during fight with Taliban
NATO has said its forces accidentally shot dead two Afghan boys in the latest of a series of reports of civilian deaths at the hands of international troops.
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This was the response of the Afghan Peace Volunteers- a non-violent youth peace group based in Kabul who decided to mark the killings with a remembrance ceremony. In a country where speaking out non-violently is an extremely bold and creative move, see their remarkable stand:
This was their response to the killings:
“Two young Afghan boys herding cattle in Uruzgan Province of Afghanistan were mistakenly killed by NATO forces yesterday [Thursday].
They were seven and eight years old.
Our globe, approving of ‘necessary or just war’, thinks, “We expect this to happen occasionally.”
Some say, “We’re sorry.”
Therefore today, with sorrow and rage, we the Afghan Peace Volunteers took our hearts to the streets.
We went with two cows, remembering that the two children were tending to their cattle on their last day.
We are those two children.
We want to be human again.”
Excerpt of essay.
Read more at http://ourjourneytosmile.com/blog/2013/03/we-are-those-two-afghan-children-killed-while-tending-their-cattle/