8 women killed in Nato airstrike: Afghan officials
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan officials say a Nato airstrike killed eight women and girls who were out gathering firewood before dawn on Sunday in a remote region on the east of the country. The coalition says it believes only insurgents were hit.
Villagers from Laghman province's Alingar district brought the bodies to the governor's office in the provincial capital, said Mr Sarhadi Zewak, a spokesman for the provincial government.
"They were shouting 'Death to America!' They were condemning the attack," Mr Zewak said.
Seven injured females were brought to area hospitals for treatment, some of them as young as 10 years old, said provincial health director Latif Qayumi.