Nato airstrike on house kills nine Afghan civilians


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The Independent Online

A Nato airstrike has killed as many as nine Afghan civilians in an eastern province near the Pakistani border.

The attack occurred about 10pm on Tuesday during a joint Nato-Afghan operation in the Shigal district of Kunar province.

Wagma Sapay, a member of parliament from Kunar, said the civilians killed were in one house while four senior Taliban leaders died as they were gathering next door in the village of Sharpool in the Chawkam area. She said the civilians killed included five children and four women. Police confirmed the death toll as nine but did not provide any details.