NATO air raids kill civilians in Afghan: Afghan gov't
Afghan government accused NATO-led troops of using airpower and killing civilians in northeast Takhar province on Thursday and denounced it. "President Hamid Karzai condemns air strikes that claimed the lives of civilians in Takhar province today," a statement released by Presidential Palace said, Xinhua reported.
The statement also stressed that bombarding Afghan villages would not serve the war on terror except harming non-combatants.
Ten election campaigners were killed as a meeting arranged by a parliamentary candidate Abdul Wahid Khurasani came under attack in northeastern Takhar province on Thursday morning, spokesman for provincial administration Faiz Mohammad Tawhidi said.
He also added that five persons including Khurasani sustained injuries in the incident.
Afghanistan's second parliamentary elections since the fall of Taliban regime in late 2001 is scheduled for September 18 this year amid tight security as Taliban militants vowed to derail it.