Tuesday, October 23, 2007

13 civilians killed near Kabul in NATO air raid


At least 13 Afghan civilians have been killed in a Nato air strike near Kabul, a provincial official says.

Thirteen others were injured, the head of Wardak provincial council said. ...

Local people had told him 11 members of one family were among those killed, he said. Two others had also died and 13 were injured. ...

An Isaf spokesman confirmed there had been an air strike in the area at around 0900 on Monday morning but said it was targeting a known insurgent position.
Also of note, says the BBC:
Several hundred civilians have also been killed [this year] - exact numbers are impossible to establish. Western forces dispute estimates given by aid workers and Afghan officials. (link)

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