12 innocent children and two women died in air strike by ISAF | Afghanistan

An air strike called in by NATO-led troops in southern Afghanistan killed 12 innocent children and two women, Afghan officials said on Sunday, one of the worst civilian death tolls by foreign forces in months.
"ISAF's air strike took place on two civilian houses. Unfortunately 14 innocent civilians were killed and six civilians wounded," the Helmand governor's statement said.
It said seven boys, five girls and two women were among the dead. Three children were among the six wounded, it said.
Residents and local officials from Helmand's Nawzad district, where the air strike took place, said the attack began at around 11 p.m. local time (0630 GMT) on Friday night.
Bereaved male relatives cradled the bodies of several young children on Sunday, who were wrapped in bloody sheets and placed side to side, and brought them in the back of a truck to the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah.


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