A NATO attack during fighting between ISAF troops and Taliban insurgents killed at least 45 civilians in Helmand province last week, according to an Afghan government spokesman on Monday.
REUTERS - At least 45 civilians, many women and children, were killed in a rocket attack by the NATO-led force in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province last week, a spokesman for the Afghan government said on Monday.
The incident happened in Helmand's Sangin district on Friday when civilians crammed into a mud-built house to flee fighting between NATO-led International Security Assistance
Force (ISAF) troops and Taliban insurgents, Siyamak Herawi told Reuters.
A spokesman for ISAF said on Sunday they were aware of reports about the incident and were investigating. Further comment was not immediately available.
Date created : 2010-07-26