Nato admits killing Afghan children | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 14, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 14, 2012

Nato admits killing Afghan children

Nato-led forces in Afghanistan said yesterday they had mistakenly killed a group of children in an air strike that has enraged the government, and said their deaths may have been linked to an anti-insurgent operation in the area.
The air strike took place last Wednesday near the village of Giawa, in eastern Kapisa province, and followed similar bombings that have stoked tension between the government and Nato over a civilian death toll that has risen annually for five years.
The children were killed as Nato aircraft and ground forces attacked insurgents on open ground in Najrab of Kapisa, said Brig Gen Carsten Jacobson, a spokesman for Nato.

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