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On March 1, 2011 it was subject to the Mano Gai airstrike, killing nine boys aged 8–14 through gun fire from NATO helicopters while collecting firewood for their family. The next day hundreds of Afghan villagers protested the killing chanting slogans against the United States and the Afghan government as they marched to the bombing site.
A radio station, the “Voice of the Pech”, employing local reporters and radio personalities, was established in Mano Gai in 2010.
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