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Afghan Officials Say 10 Election Workers Killed in Airstrike

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Posted on Sep 2, 2010
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A star indicates the approximate location of Afghanistan’s Takhar province, where the airstrike occurred Thursday.

Were they election campaign workers peacefully going about their business in a convoy in northern Afghanistan, or were some 10 people reported killed Thursday in a NATO-led airstrike actually insurgents? In this case, both versions are being claimed as fact.  —KA

BBC:


Ten election campaign workers have been killed in an airstrike by Nato-led forces in Afghanistan, officials say.

The governor of the northern province of Takhar, Abduljabar Taqwa, told the BBC that two people were also wounded in the attack in the Rostaq district.

President Hamid Karzai condemned the incident, saying that “pro-democracy people should be distinguished from those who fight against democracy.”

A Nato spokesman said a “precision airstrike” had hit a militant’s vehicle.

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