Monday, June 18, 2007

NATO airstrike kills 7 Afghan children

Yet another NATO strike taking civilian casualties, just reported by the Associated Press:

"U.S.-led coalition jets bombed a compound suspected of housing al-Qaida militants in eastern Afghanistan, killing seven boys and several insurgents, officials said Monday..."

"Local authorities are working with NATO and coalition troops 'to have better coordination and to not have these misunderstandings, but today we had a misunderstanding and the people will be unhappy,' Akhpelwak told The Associated Press by telephone. `We will go to the area and discuss the issue with the people and apologize to the people.'"

Read the full article in today's Guardian.

No comments: