Nilli: As a result of the blind US airstrike, 32 Hazaras were killed and two injured in Dai Kundi province yesterday. The victims were from Kijran district on their way to Uruzgan for treatment to hospital. Representatives of their families said their road [in Dai Kundi] is blocked by heavy snowfall so Uruzgan is the only way left for them.
The actual location of this incident is Chow Zar village of Charchinya district, Uruzgan province. Victims include women and children. All of them were from peaceful district of Kijran which is one of 9 districts of Dai Kundi Province. All the three vehicles carrying the families to hospital were destroyed by the US bombardment.
BBC reports the incident in Uruzgan Province. These people were from Kijran District of Daikundi, on their way to hospital in Uruzgan. Kijran borders the insurgency-hit Uruzgan.
Hazarajat is the most peaceful part of Afghanistan, where people are supportive of the US efforts. There was not a single incident of bomb blast or attack on Kewi troops in Bamyan or PRTs in other districts of Hazarajat–Central Afghanistan. But this air-strike has already fueled extreme public anger across Hazarajat against the US troops.
General McChrystal, the top US commander in Afghanistan has apologized for the tragic incident saying he has ordered an immediate investigation. Initially ISAF had said these people were a group of insurgents on their way to attack. Mostly such reports are tipped off to NATO by local people, trying to give false information to get their rivals killed. But this incident is not a case of tribal rivalry. Maybe the insurgents, or people related to them, passed false information to NATO for an airstrike on peaceful Hazaras to generate hatred against the international troops among the people from this particular ethnic group, that has been supportive to international efforts in Afghanistan.
NOTE: There is also a mistake in BBC report. Sultan Ali, The Governor that BBC has quoted, is governor of Dai Kundi, not Uruzgan.