Afghanistan: NATO air-strike wipes out more civilians

A NATO air-strike in Afghanistan’s Khost province missed its target Sept. 9, striking a house, killing two civilians and wounding 10. NATO said their forces were targeting an insurgent position when a weapon accidentally misfired, veering one and a half miles of course. “An immediate investigation into the cause of the incident has been launched and further details will be forthcoming once established,” a NATO statement said. (BBC, ABC, Reuters, Sept. 9)

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