NATO Air Strike Kills Ten Afghan Civilians
Pajhwok Afghan News
February 13, 2013
Civilians among 13 killed in ISAF raid
By Khan Wali Salarzai
ASADABAD: Ten civilians – mostly women and children – were killed in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in eastern Kunar province, a senior official said on Wednesday.
Five children, four women, a man and three insurgent commanders were killed in the overnight raid on a militant hideout in Shegal district, Kunar Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said the airstrike was conducted during a joint operation by Afghan and NATO-led forces in Chogan village. Taliban commanders were involved in attacks against national and foreign troops, the governor added.
Provincial council chief, Haji Mia Hassan Adil, denounced the strike and said they were dead-set against operations that resulted in civilian deaths. Such military actions were further widening the gap between the people and the government, he added.