NATO Pilots Kill Afghan Civilians

NATO pilots have been accused of killing thirteen civilians in Afghanistan, including nine children, according to The Independent. A family of thirteen along with three others was attempting to flee in a pick-up truck they rented. NATO records say that a vehicle was destroyed by an aircraft that matches what the survivors describe, a NATO A-10, which uses a 30mm cannon to destroy armored vehicles. NATO says that the vehicle was a type used by the Taliban.

The nearby emergency hospital says that 227 people were admitted to the hospital in July, double the number in June.

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