10 Afghan 'civilians' killed in NATO airstrike

A NATO airstrike killed 10 Afghan civilians, including five children, in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, local officials said, a toll that if confirmed is likely to raise tension between President Hamid Karzai's government and US-led NATO forces.


The strike, in the Shigal district of Kunar province, was confirmed by NATO's International Security Assistance Force, though a spokesman said it could not confirm civilian casualties. Four Taliban fighters were also killed in the strike and five civilians wounded, the spokesperson said. (Reuters)