NATO airstrike 'killed Afghan civilians'

Afghan police say a NATO airstrike killed 15 civilians, including women and children while NATO says it killed 10 insurgents.

Afghan officials say an apparent NATO airstrike has killed 15 people - nine of them civilians, including women and children - in an eastern province where the Taliban are strong.

NATO, however, says 10 insurgents were killed.

Kunar province police chief Abdul Habib Sayed Khaili says the airstrike hit a pickup truck soon after three Arab and three Afghan militants boarded it Saturday evening. He said some reports called it a drone strike.

But NATO spokeswoman 1st Lt AnnMarie Annicelli said on Sunday that it was a precision airstrike that killed 10 "enemy forces" and that she had no reports of civilians dying.

Source AAP

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