Afghan Official: Coalition strike kills civilians
12 hours ago
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials says a coalition airstrike in northwestern Afghanistan has killed 13 Taliban militants and seven civilians.
Deputy governor Abdul Ghani Saburi of Badghis province says the airstrike hit a house in Ghormach district early Thursday.
A spokesman for the U.S. forces in Afghanistan says they are aware of possible civilian casualties following an insurgent ambush in the area.
Saburi says a three-hour-long clash between militants and Afghan and foreign troops preceded the airstrike.
The incident comes a day after President Hamid Karzai demanded that U.S. President-elect Barack Obama bring an end to civilian deaths in coalition airstrikes.