31 Jul '13, 4pm

8yr old Afghan boy shot in back of head at ISAF firing range, family offered $1,000 in compensation

8yr old Afghan boy shot in back of head at ISAF firing range, family offered $1,000 in compensation

Related Report: Civilian casualties rising in Afghanistan View Photo Gallery » U.S. and Czech medics rush a young Afghan boy to a black hawk helicopter for a medevac after he was hit in the back of the head by a stray bullet on a firing range at Combat Outpost Soltan Kheyl. He was said to have been collecting empty bullet cases, which is common for both children and adults so they can sell the brass. Alex Pena/Stars and Stripes Lightbox link Lightbox link COMBAT OUTPOST SOLTAN KHEYL, Afghanistan — U.S. and Czech medics rushed to the helicopter-landing zone at Combat Outpost Soltan Kheyl carrying a stretcher with the limp body of a badly wounded Afghan boy. The boy, a member of the nomadic Kuchi tribe, was fading fast. A Black Hawk carrying a medical evacuation team descended on the outpost in Wardak province. The victim, who was estimated to be 8 years old, had been collec...

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