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Latest update : 2010-08-05

A strike by NATO's International Security Assistance Force in the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan has killed at least 12 civilians, according to a district official. President Hamid Karzai has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

AFP - A NATO strike in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar killed at least 12 civilians, an official told AFP, as President Hamid Karzai ordered a probe into the incident.
  
"Coalition forces had an operation last night. In one place, Nakrkhail village, they hit one vehicle and killed 12 civilians," said Mohammad Hassan, district chief of Khogyani district in Nangarhar.
  
"In another place, Hashimkhail village, they launched an operation on some houses and 14 people were killed. It's not clear how many of them are civilians or Taliban. There are some civilians among them," Hassan said.
  
NATO's International Security Assistance Force said it had operated in the area on Wednesday and was "aware of civilian casualty allegations as a result of these operations and is conducting an investigation.

Date created : 2010-08-05

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