8 June 2012

Afghan President Karzai considers recent NATO air strike as ‘unjustifiable’

President Hamid Karzai has condemned an air strike on 6 June 2012 by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) where 18 Afghan civilians allegedly died, calling the attack ‘unjustifiable.’

The air strike against a house were Taliban commanders gathered was called for by NATO forces, after Afghan and NATO ground forces that had surrounded the house came under fire.

However, according to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF – NATO’s operation in Afghanistan), no civilians were killed and merely two women were injured as a result of the attack. The incident will be investigated.


Source: BBC News | Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemns NATO air strike
Source: ISAF | Joint Command morning operational update - 6 June 2012

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