Five high school students were killed by a NATO airstrike Thursday in Parwan province, police said.
“The raid targeted Taliban militants, but mistakenly killed students who were studying at a local farm,” Mohamed Zaman Mamozay, Parwan police chief said.
NATO, however, disputed police reports that the targeted individuals were students, saying they were Taliban members.
Last year, NATO launched airstrikes in the same area, leaving 13 civilians dead.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.