Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Botched attack by Nato kills 27 civilians

Karzai calls deaths 'unjustifiable' as airstrike heaps new pressure on alliance after Dutch exit
A bungled airstrike in Afghanistan has dealt Nato's effort to woo hearts and minds the third such blow in a week, with Kabul claiming the bombing killed 27 civilians, including women and children. Officials in the Afghan government said Nato planes attacked a convoy of three minibuses carrying 42 people, all civilians, in the mountainous province of Uruzgan on Sunday night, after mistaking them for Taliban insurgents preparing to attack Nato troops.

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