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NATO air strike kills three Afghan men

April 20, 2011 - Updated 2115 PKT
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ASADABAD: A child was among three civilians who died in a NATO air strike in eastern Afghanistan, which also killed 14 insurgents, local officials said Wednesday.


The attack by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) happened late Tuesday in the Dangam district of Kunar province, provincial governor Fazlullah Wahidi told AFP.


"Fourteen militants, among them some Arab and Pakistani nationals, and three civilians have been killed in last night's air strikes," Wahidi said.


District governor Hamish Gulab said the civilians were two women and a child who died when a missile hit a gathering of insurgents in a house.


An ISAF spokesman confirmed that its troops had carried out air and ground operations on targets in Dangam, but added: "We are still gathering information." (AFP)

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