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IPFS News Link • Afghanistan

NATO Air Raid Kills, Injures Seven Afghan Civilians

• by Ghanizada

At least 7 Afghan civilians were killed and injured following a NATO air raid at Tagab district of eastern Kapisa province.

A provincial council representative for eastern Kapisa proince said that at least 3 Afghan civilians including 2 children were killed and 4 others were injured following an air raid by French troops.

Khwaja Ghulam Mohammad Zmarai, deputy provincial council for Kapisa province, said at least 3 civilians including 2 children and a man were killed and four others, who are residents of Joibar, were injured.

Mr. Zmarai further added that the incident took place after French troops received inaccurate information in regards to the presence of Taliban militants by local residents.

Provincial security officials confirming the reports said at least 2 children were killed during the air raid and no civilians were injured.

This comes as a number of Afghan civilians were killed following a NATO air raid in the Nejrab district of eastern Kapisa province which was strongly condemned by the Afghan government.