卡尔扎伊:北约空袭打死竞选人员 Karzai: NATO Air Strike Kills Afghan Campaign Workers

02 September, 2010

阿富汗总统卡尔扎伊说,北约的一次空袭在阿富汗北部击中了一个选举竞选人员的车队,导致10个平民丧生。卡尔扎伊谴责了这次空袭。他说,这次空袭星期四发生在塔哈尔省。北约说正在对这起事件展开调查。

塔哈尔省政府发言人塔瓦希蒂说,北约飞机击中了为参加9月18号举行的议会选举的一位候选人工作的竞选人员。塔瓦希蒂说,这位候选人阿布杜尔·瓦希德在空袭中受伤。

这起事件发生的同时,美国国防部长盖茨星期四抵达喀布尔,同卡尔扎伊总统以及北约驻阿富汗部队的指挥官、美国的彼得雷乌斯将军举行会谈。北约在阿富汗的军事行动导致平民伤亡问题一直是造成卡尔扎伊总统和北约成员国之间关系紧张的主要原因。

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says a NATO air strike has hit a convoy of election campaign workers in the country's north, killing 10 civilians.Mr. Karzai condemned the air strike, which he said happened Thursday in the province of Takhar. NATO says it is investigating the incident.

Takhar provincial government spokesman Faiz Mohammad Tawhidi says NATO aircraft hit election campaigners working for a candidate in parliamentary elections due to be held on September 18. Tawhidi says the candidate, Abdul Wahid, was wounded in the air strike.

The incident happened as U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived in Kabul Thursday for meetings with Mr. Karzai and the commander of NATO forces in the country, U.S. General David Petraeus.Civilian casualties resulting from NATO operations have been a major source of tension between President Karzai and members of the alliance.