NATO vehicle kills five Afghan civilians
At least five Afghan civilians, including a woman and her three children, have been killed after a NATO supply vehicle hit their motorcycle in southern Afghanistan.
According to Afghan officials, the accident took place on a road in Helmand province, a Press TV correspondent reported Sunday.
Sources say the vehicle's driver was also injured in the incident.
Esmatullah Sadat, the chief of police in Nade-Ali district, confirmed the incident and said that the motorcycle was hit by a vehicle belonging to the International Security Assistance Force.
Witnesses say all victims were members of the same family.
The UN has put the number of civilian casualties at nearly 1,300 so far this year. It blames a quarter of the deaths on foreign troops.
Civilians have been the main victims of violence in Afghanistan, particularly in the country's troubled southern and eastern provinces.
Meanwhile, Taliban militants attacked a NATO supply convoy in Wardak Province in eastern Afghanistan.
Local officials said two NATO vehicles were damaged in the raid. A Taliban spokesman, however, said several NATO soldiers were killed in the attack.