KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — Several hundred people hit the streets Thursday shouting "Death to America!" after NATO and Afghan forces raided a lawmaker's home in eastern Afghanistan the night before and allegedly killed the woman's brother-in-law.
Civilian deaths have become a sensitive issue as their numbers mount.
Safia Siddiqi, a member of the parliament, said witnesses told her that about 100 coalition troops stormed her house around midnight. She was not home at the time.
Siddiqi said the troops divided 15 members of her family into groups, faced several against the wall, handcuffed them, seized their cellphones and photographed and fingerprinted them. At some point, she said, the troops opened fire on her brother-in-law.
"I don't know why they did this," she said. "I'm a parliamentarian. Today it was my house, tomorrow somebody else's. I will fight this as hard as I can, so they don't keep doing this."