31 Mar 2013

Children killed in NATO air strike targeting Taliban

8:23 am on 31 March 2013

Police say a NATO helicopter supporting security forces in Afghanistan has killed at least two children and nine suspected Taliban militants in an air strike in the south-eastern town of Ghazni.

A senior police official says the helicopter was called in to provide support to a police patrol that had come under attack by insurgents.

Eight children were also injured, the BBC reports.