NATO airstrike kills 18, including 10 children

551551_527544007288858_83885160_nAt least 18 people, including as many as 10 children, have been killed in an air strike in eastern Afghanistan.

Afghan officials said strikes happened overnight in Kunar province, during a… joint operation between Afghan and NATO troops against Taliban fighters.

Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab, reporting from the capital Kabul, said that joint forces entered houses in Shigal village in the early hours of Saturday and carried out raids in addition to the air strikes.

Photo: NATO has not confirmed any civilian casualties, many of them children, resulting from its latest air strike – Reuters