Friday, April 22, 2005

Precise statement

Twelve Afghan 'militants' killed

At least 12 suspected militants have been killed in a clash with US-led coalition troops in south-eastern Afghanistan, the US military says.

US forces responded with artillery fire and dropped two 500lb bombs from warplanes.

US army Lt Col Robert Cornejo said: "These [militant] rocket attacks are, by their nature, indiscriminate. They attack not only our forces but innocent civilians as well. This seems to be the norm with insurgent rocket attacks."

So, dropping bombs from the sky should not be considered indiscriminate? Got it.