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Afghanistan Nato Air Strike 'Kills Children'
A Nato air strike on a Taliban hideout in Afghanistan has killed nine women and children, local officials say.
"Five children, four women and a man were killed in the raid," said Kunar provincial governor Sayed Fazulullah Wahidi.
A spokesman for Nato forces said they were investigating the allegations.
Three Taliban commanders, including a notorious al Qaeda-linked militant leader called Shahpoor, were also killed in the raid, district governor Abdul Zahir said.
The air raid was in support of a ground operation by US-led coalition and Afghan forces in a Taliban-controlled valley in the insurgency-plagued region, Mr Zahir said.
"The civilians were killed in the air raid," he said.
It is not clear if the owner of the house targeted was a member of the Taliban or a civilian, but the Taliban were visiting when the home was attacked, Mr Zahir added.
Four other children were wounded in the raid, Mr Wahidi said.
what do you think?
Using Human shields as always
There is no evidence of that
lies dont beleive it.always when n a..t.o.blow somebody up women and children get killed.
I imagine it would not be lies if it was your family. Your so one sided
What kind of a war are we fighting again???
Opium oil gas. War on terror, yeah right.
They've killed hundreds of civilians with airstrikes, why are these particular ones being reported? Ask the Pakistani government what they think of the U.S's high tech drones.
Why is it that when taliban or al-qaeda terrorists are killed by NATO drones the local 'governor' always says that women and children where killed instead, or as well as, quite often in double figures. Simple way to avoid thiese accusations is to pull out completely and let the taliban take over again. Yes I know it wouldn't be fair on the service personnel of all countries that have been killed but at least it might stop the whingeing from the locals (yeah right, I'm kidding myself aren't I).