NATO said 12 Afghan civilians were killed in an accident NATO rockets
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KABUL, Feb. 14 Xinhua NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, 14, said in a statement at the beginning of the fight against the tower 13 Taliban’s military operations, 12 Afghan civilians were rockets fired by NATO troops killed in an accident.
statement said two rockets had hit the target the Taliban militants, but deviate from the target of about 300 meters, resulting in Helmand province killed 12 civilians.
statement said shrink from about 19,000 NATO troops and the U.S. military’s top commander McCristal for this unfortunate incident to apologize to President Hamid Karzai. Karzai has asked the 13 NATO and Afghan forces in military operations to take all necessary measures to protect civilians.
13 NATO and Afghan forces in southern Helmand province, launched Maer Gu area code-named “common action” of military action, has so far killed 27 Taliban militants and captured 11 people. “Common action” is the war in Afghanistan started in 2001 after the largest military operation, about 15,000 NATO and Afghan army and police into action. Maer Jia original city about 80,000 residents. Military analysts previously estimated that about 1000-2000 Taliban militants hiding Maer Jia region.