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An Afghan boy wounded in the air strike in Kunar province that left 10 civilians dead is treated in a hospital. Photograph: Namatullah Karyab/AFP/Getty Images

From daily The Guardian in Britain:

Nato air strike kills civilians in eastern Afghanistan, officials say

If confirmed as Nato action, deaths of 10 civilians, including five children, likely to renew tensions between Karzai and Nato

Emma Graham-Harrison in Kabul

Wednesday 13 February 2013 08.42 GMT

A Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan has killed 10 civilians, five of them children, and wounded five other children, Afghan officials said. …

If confirmed the latest deaths are likely to spark protests and renew tensions over civilian casualties between the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, and the Nato-led military coalition.

A single home in the remote Sultan valley, in Kunar province, was hit by bombs around 3am on Wednesday, said Wasifullah Wasifi, spokesman for the provincial governor. …

“Four women and five children were killed, and five children wounded. One man, who was the leader of the family, was also…

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