27 May 2012

NATO airstrike kills Afghan family

7:42 pm on 27 May 2012

A NATO air strike has killed eight members of a family in the eastern Afghan province of Paktia, local officials say.

A provincial spokesman said a couple and their six children died in an air strike on Saturday in the village of Suri Khail, Gurda Saria district.

NATO says it is investigating the reports.

A Paktia provincial spokesman said the airstrike was conducted by NATO and that the father of the family had no connection to the Taliban or any other terrorist group.

Earlier, the alliance said four of its soldiers had died in separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday.