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Seven Afghan civilians said killed in NATO airstrike

Posted By admin On May 27, 2012 @ 5:06 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
May 27, 2012

Seven members of an Afghan family, including a woman and six young children, were killed in a NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan, local authorities said on Sunday.

The strike took place in the Gerda Serai district of Paktai late on Saturday, the provincial governor’s spokesman, Rohullah Samon, said as foreign and Afghan security forces try to quell Taliban and Haqqani network insurgents active in the area.

“The bombardment by ISAF killed the six children and wife of a man named Shafee,” Samon said.

A spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said it was aware of reports of the incident in volatile Paktia province and was gathering information.

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

[3] ‘Eight Afghan civilians killed’ in air strike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/eight-afghan-civilians-killed-in-air-strike.html

[4] Afghan ministers voice anger as civilians killed in Nato airstrike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/afghan-ministers-voice-anger-as-civilians-killed-in-nato-airstrike.html

[5] Afghan civilians said killed in U.S.-led air raid: http://www.prisonplanet.com/afghan-civilians-said-killed-in-us-led-air-raid.html

[6] ‘Nato Airstrike Kills 12 Afghan Children’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nato-airstrike-kills-12-afghan-children.html

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