By RFE RL
(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.