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Afghanistan: Karzai Condemns Deadly NATO Air Strike

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(RFE/RL) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai has “strongly condemned” a NATO air strike that killed at least eight children in eastern Afghanistan.

A presidential palace statement said an “all-out probe” was launched into the incident, which took place in Geyawa village in the Nejrab district of Kapisa Province on February 8.

A spokesman with the NATO-led international forces, Lieutenant Commander James Williams, confirmed the incident, saying a joint NATO assessment team was investigating the circumstances.

Civilian casualties due to NATO air strikes have been a serious issue of contention between Karzai and the international coalition.

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