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PAN, January 22, 2011

Woman overrun by ISAF vehicle in Herat

In one incident, a 13-year-old girl, travelling with her family, was shot in her forehead

By Ahmad Quraishi

ISAF vehicle
Photo: 1st Lt. Lory Stevens / U.S. Army

A woman lost her life when a vehicle of international forces overran her in western Herat province, an official said on Saturday.

The accident happened in Guzara district at 8pm when the woman crossing the road was hit by a vehicle of NATO-led forces, police spokesman, Col. Noor Khan Nekzad, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) confirmed the incident. The soldiers took the woman to hospital but she died on the way, the force said in a statement.

In a year, it was the fourth civilian death caused by foreign forces in Herat. In one incident, a 13-year-old girl, travelling with her family, was shot in her forehead.

In another incident, a young man on a motorcycle was shot dead on the Herat-Guzara road. The foreign forces paid $7,000 in compensation to the victim's family.

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