NATO Airstrike Kills 10 Children in Afghanistan - Report

World | April 7, 2013, Sunday // 18:03|  views

Ten children and two women were reportedly killed in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan, with a further six women believed to have been injured, according to local officials.

The strike targeted militants in the Shigal district of restive Kunar province, near the border with Pakistan.

Villagers and officials told the BBC that the casualties were inside their homes when they died.

Six insurgents - two of them senior Taliban leaders - were also killed during the operation on Saturday.

In February this year, President Karzai ordered a complete ban on Afghan security forces calling in air strikes in residential areas.

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