30 people of which 13 civilians were killed in NATO airstrike in southern Afghanistan, dpa reported. Moreover, in the region of Garmser killed over 16 Taliban fighters, specify by AP. Until now, however, the Alliance would not confirm information about civilian casualties. "According to our information in the attack were killed between 10 and 15 Taliban," said a spokesman for international forces to maintain security (ISAF).
The police chief in Helmand province announced that its information in the bombing of NATO forces killed "more than 16 enemies of Afghanistan, and about 13 innocent men who were held hostage by the Taliban. " In operation, were injured and five people, including women and children, who were in a house near the site of the attack, stated Monday. The agency shall make clear that in the region of Helmand are mostly British soldiers. Recently, government authorities in Kabul and the UN have repeatedly called on NATO forces to avoid civilian casualties. At the beginning of the year by ISAF promised to fulfill the call and acknowledged that their biggest mistake in recent years is the death of innocent people. We recall that the Alliance was accused - including President Hamid Karzai - the indifference to the lives of civilians in attacks against Taliban. For the last year, which is the black after the fall of the Taliban regime in late 2001 in Afghanistan killed more than 4,000 people, among whom there were about 1,000 civilians. NATO announced yesterday recalled more than 150 Taliban killed near the Pakistan border.