US air strike kills 7 children in Afghanistan

Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai slammed the attack that killed 7 children in Parwan.

US air strike kills 7 children in Afghanistan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Fifteen people - seven of them children - died in an air attack by US forces in the Parwan province of Afghanistan, security sources said.

Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai condemned the attack, as the presidency sent a delegation to investigate the bombing incident.

"We've demanded an end to operations on Afghan bays for years," Karzai said. "But the US shows that it does not give importance to the promises it has made and to the bilateral agreement as it continues to bomb regions and kill civilians."

US officials have urged Karzai to sign a bilateral security agreement, which would allow thousands of NATO soldiers to stay in Afghanistan until 2024 and beyond. Karzai has refused to sign the deal unless US forces end airstrikes and raids on Afghan homes.

Local authorities in the Parwan province reported that 20 people died - including six civilians - in past operations conducted by US and Afghan forces against the Taliban.

Twelve Taliban members, six civilians and two soldiers died during operations in the Siegard district of Parwan, the city’s deputy governor said in a statement. NATO has opened an investigation into the incident.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Ocak 2014, 10:15