NATO Airstrike Kills at Least 10 Kids: Afghanistan

During fierce fighting in Kunar province
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2013 8:42 AM CDT
NATO Airstrike Kills at Least 10 Kids: Afghanistan
Afghan National Army soldiers rush to the scene moments after a car bomb exploded in front the Provincial Reconstruction Team, in Qalat, Zabul province, southern Afghanistan, Saturday, April 6, 2013.   (APTN)

At least 11 civilians have been killed in a NATO airstrike yesterday in eastern Afghanistan, reports the AP. The number of dead ranges widely, but a local official in Kunar province says that they include at least 10 children and one woman. Their deaths occurred yesterday when the airstrike destroyed a house during a fierce firefight between the Taliban and US and Afghan forces. A US civilian adviser was also killed in the fighting.


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