8 Afghan Civilians Killed in Airstrike

Posted May 27th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in eastern Afghanistan say a NATO air strike has killed a family of eight.

A provincial government spokesman says a man, his wife, and six children were killed Saturday night in a coalition airstrike in the Gerda Serai district of Paktia province.

NATO says it is aware of reports of the incident and is investigating.

Civilian casualties have been a major source of friction between President Hamid Karzai's government and the U.S.-led NATO forces in Afghanistan.