May 7th, 2012
10:07 AM ET

Airstrike, bombing in Afghanistan cause deaths, officials say

Violence raged in Afghanistan over the last 24 hours, with reports of civilian deaths in an airstrike and soldier deaths in a bombing.

At least 14 civilians were killed and six others were injured Sunday in a coalition airstrike in Badghis province in the northwest, a senior Afghan police source said. NATO's International Security Assistance Force said an airstrike in the province killed three insurgents.

"We are aware of and are looking into the reports of civilian casualties," said Lt Col Jimmie Cummings, a spokesman for the NATO-led force.

In eastern Afghanistan, attackers killed three U.S. soldiers Monday, a Western official said.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. saywhat

    As @ banasy would react, Sigh!
    What more can one write on this prolongation of insanity.
    Ten years on it goes on.

    May 7, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Don't you just love the wording of the headline ?

    " Airstrike, bombing in Afghanistan cause deaths ".
    Well, I'm pretty sure that same thing happens whereever they bomb.

    And I will echo what saywhat said too. Sigh !

    May 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. driveby


    May 7, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. markdonners

    Any other context that would be called cold blooded murder.. but since "NATO" and the Osama Obama presidential drone killer is doing these atrocities, it's somehow good

    May 7, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |