NATO Air Raid Kills, Injures Seven Afghan Civilians

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.

The Afghan House of Representatives following the incident had summoned the Afghan Interior Ministry to brief the Afghan MPs with the incident.

In the meantime civilians casualties are also considered to be one of the vital issues between the Afghan government and International Security Assistance Forces.

Afghan president Hamid Karzai condemned the civilian casualties and urged NATO officials to immediately halt air raids.

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