Four Afghans killed in anti-US protests

Security forces in troubled eastern Afghanistan open fire on anti-US protesters, killing at least four people and wounding several others.

The deaths come after hundreds of angry Afghans staged a protest against the killing of innocent civilians at the hands of foreign forces, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The protest took place in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province on Saturday.

The protest comes after NATO troops killed a 12-year-old boy in an overnight raid in Nangarhar.

In a separate incident on Thursday, a 12-year-old girl was killed in the same province after foreign troops hurled a hand grenade towards her.

Hundreds of civilians have lost their lives in US-led airstrikes and ground operations in various parts of Afghanistan over the past few months, with Afghans becoming more outraged over the seemingly endless number of deadly assaults.

Civilian casualties have long been a source of friction between the Afghan government and US-led foreign forces. The loss of civilian lives at the hand of foreign forces has dramatically increased anti-American sentiments in Afghanistan.

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