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‘Eight Afghan civilians killed’ in air strike

Posted By admin On August 7, 2011 @ 5:41 am In World News | Comments Disabled

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Aug 7, 2011

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Afghan civilians may have been caught up in a NATO air strike against suspected Taliban insurgents, a foreign military spokesman said Saturday, amid claims up to eight civilians died.

A local official said that an imam, his wife and their six children were killed by an air strike in Nad Ali district in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province Friday.

The incident appears to be the latest in which Afghan civilians have been accidentally killed by NATO military operations. The issue is highly sensitive in Afghanistan after nearly ten years of war.

Explaining what happened, district governor Shadi Khan said: “A group of Taliban attacked a foot patrol of NATO forces.

“Subsequently, an air strike targeted the house of an imam of a mosque in the area. As a result the imam, his wife and six of their children were killed.”

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[3] Seven Afghan civilians said killed in NATO airstrike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/seven-afghan-civilians-said-killed-in-nato-airstrike.html

[4] Afghan governor says 22 civilians killed in air strike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/afghan-governor-says-22-civilians-killed-in-air-strike.html

[5] US-led strike kills 25 Afghan civilians: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-led-strike-kills-25-afghan-civilians.html

[6] Afghan soldiers killed in Nato air strike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/afghan-soldiers-killed-in-nato-air-strike.html

[7] Afghan Civilians Said to Be Killed in an Airstrike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/afghan-civilians-said-to-be-killed-in-an-airstrike.html

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