France admits killing Afghan kids

French troops say deaths of four Afghan children were due to a Nato missile strike.

French troops admitted firing a missile that killed four civilians in Afghanistan [Al Jazeera]
French troops admitted firing a missile that killed four civilians in Afghanistan [Al Jazeera]

A French military spokesman confirmed that deaths occurred when the troops returned fire, but said that the troops had not realised that there were civilians in the area.

“We are expecting a lot of outrage from Afghan people and officials in response to this incident,” Abdel Hamid said.

“Attacks like this, where civilians die, are perfect for Taliban propaganda,” she added.

Source: Al Jazeera, News Agencies

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