Manoramaonline, March 11, 2012

Afghans hold anti-US demonstration

Hundreds of angry protesters Saturday chanted anti-US slogans demanding prosecution of foreign troops at a rally in Afghanistan, Press TV reported.

The rally was held in the northeastern town of Tagab in Kapisa province protesting the presence of US-led forces in the country.

The report said the protest followed a US-led airstrike which left at least four Afghan civilians dead and several injured in Tagab.

The US-led war in Afghanistan was launched in 2001. The offensive removed the Taliban from power but insecurity continues across the country despite the presence of thousands of NATO troops.

In 2011 alone, over 3,000 civilians died in violence related to the war and 4,500 were left wounded.

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