Friday, August 1, 2008

Afghan father wants revenge for children's deaths

The father of two children shot to death by Canadian troops in Afghanistan said Thursday he would "kill the Canadians" if he gets the chance.

Rozi Mohammed — who lives in the town of Chalaghor, southwest of Kandahar City — was interviewed by reporters about Sunday's incident.

His daughter Mulkia, 5, and son Thor Jan, 2, died when Canadian troops opened fire on a car they feared was about to attack their convoy.

The military said the taxi did not slow down and ignored repeated signals to keep a safe distance away.

Mohammed gave a different account of events.

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