HELMAND, Afghanistan – ISAF’s Regional Command Southwest has
confirmed with the Helmand Governor’s Media Center that yesterday, while
a Taliban bomb maker was trying to make an IED in a Mosque located in the Shakar
Shaily area of Sangin District of Helmand province, it exploded, killing two children who
were in the Mosque to study the Holy Quran.
“This tragic event highlights the fact that the Taliban have no regard
for the safety of the innocent,” said Lt. Col. Stewart Upton,
spokesperson for ISAF’s Regional Command Southwest.