US forces shoot and kill school teacher in eastern Afghanistan

US forces have shot and killed a school teacher in Afghanistan’s central-eastern province of Ghazni, security sources say.

Local Afghan officials said the American troops opened fire on the school teacher while he was working in his grape orchard in the Ghazni province.

The security sources added that the US soldiers also opened fire on policemen who had rushed to the scene to take the farmer to hospital. Four policemen were seriously wounded as the result of the shooting.

Local residents have expressed anger over the recent deadly incident.

Many civilians have lost their lives in US-led strikes and ground operations in various parts of Afghanistan over the past decade, with Afghans becoming increasingly outraged at the seemingly endless number of the deadly assaults.

There have been many anti-US protests in Afghanistan in recent years against attacks by American troops on civilians. Many of the demonstrations and protests have turned violent.

Civilian casualties caused by foreign forces have been a major source of tension between Kabul and Washington.

The latest deadly incident comes after a series of US airstrikes claimed the lives of more than 100 people and severely injured several others in different regions of Afghanistan over the past few days.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and several political figures have also heaped scorn on US-led forces for committing unforgivable crimes against Afghan women and children since invading the country in 2001.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity remains high in the country.

By Press TV


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