Civilian Casualties Claimed in Afghanistan Bombing
An American air raid on Monday is said to have killed nine civilians in Afghanistan, a day after gunfire in the country’s Nangarhar region caused more than 10 civilian deaths.
News of the air strike in Kapisa came first from the province’s deputy governor, Sayed Daud Hashimi.
He said the nine dead civilians included five women and three children and that the raid was carried out by NATO forces. NATO [has] denied any involvement.
But later a U.S. military statement said U.S.-led forces had “dropped two 2,000-pound (900-kilogram) bombs” during an air strike in Kapisa after a NATO base had come under attack.