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]

    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 and agencies


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