Children among five Afghans killed in Nato airstrike: Officials
JALALABAD (AFP) - At least five civilians, including three children, were killed overnight in a NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday.
The civilians, aged between 12 and 20, were killed while they were out hunting birds in the area of Saracha, a few kilometres from Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, provincial police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashreqiwal told AFP.
A NATO spokesman said he was aware of the airstrike but could not confirm any casualties.
"Last night around 11 pm, five civilians aged between 12 and 20 carrying air guns wanted to go hunting birds some eight kilometres (five miles) from the centre of the city of Jalalabad. They were targeted and killed by a foreign forces airstrike," Mashreqiwal said.