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NATO air strike kills six children

Monday, May 28, 2012


A NATO airstrike killed a family of eight children, six children, when it hit their house in eastern Afghanistan, local officials said on Sunday. President Hamid Karzai, who is a fierce critic of civilian deaths attributed to NATO forces, immediately ordered an investigation into the incident Saturday night in Paktia province, his office said in a statement.

A NATO airstrike killed a family of eight children, six children, when it hit their house in eastern Afghanistan, local officials said on Sunday. President Hamid Karzai, who is a fierce critic of civilian deaths attributed to NATO forces, immediately ordered an investigation into the incident Saturday night in Paktia province, his office said in a statement.

"Eight people, a man, his wife and their six children, died," local government spokesman Rohullah Samoon told AFP.

"It was an air strike by NATO. This man had no connection with the Taliban or any terrorist group." A security official in Kabul confirmed the strike and death. AFP
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