Afghan Senate House has warned that civilian deaths could increase the risks of taking Afghanistan to situation similar to Egypt and Tunisia.
At a meeting with security advisors, in presence of the US Commander of foreign forces, President Karzai said civilian casualties caused by foreign troops were “no longer acceptable.”
An apology by US four-star general, David Petraeus, over the deaths of 9 kids by foreign forces is not sufficient, a statement by Karzai’s Office said.
At least nine kids under 12 were killed while gathering firewood in eastern Kunar province last week.
Following the incident, President Barack Obama also expressed his deep regrets.
“Civilian deaths in operations led by coalition forces could corrode Kabul-Washington relationship. Afghan people are tired of this situation and condemnation of the incidents cannot heal their pains,” Karzai’s Office said in the statement.
The statement urges coalition forces not to repeat such attacks in the future.
President Karzai and senior officials in Kabul have consistently called on foreign troops to make maximum efforts to avoid civilian casualties during their raids.
“If foreign troops keep ignoring the call of the president, cabinet ministers and our nation, certainly Afghanistan will face the fate of Egypt and Tunisia,” Head of Afghan Senate House Dr Zalmai said. “I would call on people to rise, because they [foreign forces] refuse to respect international laws.”
More than 2,500 civilians have lost their lives in violence last year.
Officials in Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries have voiced concern about a rise in violence and its negative impact on economy and investment in the country.
Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries has also called on insurgents to stop targeting private and civilian locations and as well as trade convoys.
Religious leaders on Monday said killing innocent people is against Islamic ethics.
At an opinion exchange conference between US and Afghan Muslims held in Kabul, clerics called on anti-government forces to renounce violence and embrace peace.