Madison Ruppert, Contributing Writer
An air raid carried out by NATO forces in the Tagab district of the eastern Kapisa province in Afghanistan resulted in at least three civilian deaths and four injuries.
The provincial council representative for the eastern Kapisa province stated that the air raid, conducted by French troops, resulted in two children being among the casualties, according to Khwaja Ghulam Mohammad Zmarai, the deputy provincial council for the Kapisa province, Khaama reports.
Zmarai stated that the French troops had received inaccurate intelligence from local residents as to the presence of suspected Taliban militants.
Security officials from the Kapisa province reportedly confirmed the reports and the deaths of the children, although they said that no civilians were injured which conflicts with Zmarai’s report of four residents of Joibar being injured.
Earlier this month it was reported that a NATO airstrike killed eight children, also in the Kapisa province.
In an official statement, Afghan president Hamid Karzai said he “strongly condemned the aerial bombing by foreign troops that killed a number of children in Nejrab district.”
This resulted in Karzai assigning a delegation to launch an inquiry into the NATO bombing while a NATO spokesman said he could “confirm there has been a situation.”
Following the earlier bombing, the Afghan House of Representatives summoned the Afghan Interior Ministry to brief Afghan MPs on the tragic incident.
This latest incident comes as protests in Afghanistan rage on in the wake of the burning of Qurans at a Western military base.