Tuesday, February 14, 2012

NATO admits Afghan children killed in Kapisa

The US-led NATO force in Afghanistan on Monday conceded that several children died during a bombing raid last week in the northeast province where French troops are based.
Brigadier General Carsten Jacobson, spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), said:
"An ongoing assessment showed that troops engaged "a group of men, who were armed and engaging in unusual behaviour. This group was engaged by coalition aircraft and that engagement followed all ISAF tactical directives. Following the engagement, additional casualties were discovered and these casualties were young Afghans of varying ages."
But Mohammad Tahir Safi, a member of parliament for Kapisa and part of the investigation team dispatched by Karzai, disagreed.

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