An International Security Assistance Force patrol was fired on by rebels in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. Before the soldiers fired back, they noticed a man and a small child lying under a motorcycle. They went to help them. The enemy kept firing.
The man had been shot in the stomach. He died before soldiers could get him out. The child was badly injured and was taken to an ISAF hospital.
“I don’t understand what the insurgents think they are gaining by shooting a 2-year-old child," says Colonel Rafael Torres of the U.S. Army.