Wednesday, March 02, 2011

US Airstrike Kills Nine Afghan Children

A US airstrike has killed at least nine school children and wounded several others in an area of the troubled eastern Afghanistan, locals say.

The causalities come after US forces dropped bombs in a mountainous village of Nangalam in Kunar province on Tuesday, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The US Media Information Center in Jalalabad has confirmed the strike, claiming that all the killed were the Taliban militants.

However, eyewitnesses say the victims of the air raid were innocent children.

Locals say children were targeted on a hilltop while gathering wood fuel in the volatile region. The locals have shifted the dead bodies to their families.'


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