Latest update: 08/04/2013
NATO air strike kills 11 Afghan children, officials say
An air strike in Afghanistan carried out by NATO forces has killed 11 children in the eastern part of the country, officials said on Sunday. Afghanistan’s president condemned the loss of civilian lives.
By News Wires (text)
A NATO air attack in eastern Afghanistan has killed 11 children, officials said Sunday, the latest case of civilian casualties which provoke great anger in the war-torn country.
The children were killed during a joint Afghan-NATO operation in the Shigal district of restive Kunar province bordering Pakistan late on Saturday.
An Afghan official involved in the operation who did not want to be named said air support was called in after local and coalition forces came under attack, resulting in the death of an American and injuries to several Afghan soldiers.