Nato airstrike kills 15 Afghan civilians
At least 15 civilians, including women and children, were killed in a Nato airstrike on a home in Afghanistan's Logar province south of Kabul, Afghan officials said yesterday.
Nato's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said "multiple insurgents" were killed in the airstrike, which was ordered after troops came under fire from insurgents.
But deputy provincial police chief Rais Khan Sadeq Abdulrahimzai told AFP: "18 civilians including women and children are dead," adding that seven Taliban insurgents were also killed.
An AFP correspondent said he saw at least 15 bodies that had been loaded into five vehicles and driven by villagers to the provincial capital of Pol-i-Alam.