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A US air strike in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed 47 civilians, 39 of them women and children, an Afghan government investigating team says.
Reports at the time said that 20 people were killed in the airstrike in Nangarhar province. The US military said they were militants.
But local people said the dead were wedding party guests.
Correspondents say the issue of civilian casualties is hugely sensitive in Afghanistan.
President Hamid Karzai has said that no civilian casualty is acceptable.
"We never target non-combatants. We do go to great length to avoid civilian casualties,"
those who passed on intelligence to the US military ahead of the air strike should be tried, "as well as those who carried out the bombing".
Originally posted by Extralien
I've got an idea.. why dont both combative sides all meet up in a tent, tell each other exactly where they're going to be and when, and then all the civilians can move out of the way and let those who want to blow the heck out of the enemy cando so at their leisure. Sounds like a good idea to me.. it's fair, reasonable, civilised and no civilians die..a perfect war..soldiers for soldiers..not mass technology against civilians.