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casualty count Children Killed in U.S. Afghan Attack Naimatullah Karyab/AP

Children Killed in U.S. Afghan Attack

On Saturday, a joint airstrike by Afghan and American forces left a senior Taliban leader dead—but also took the lives of 17 others, including at least 10 children and injuring five women. The attack targeted high-profile commander Ali Khan and four Taliban insurgents, according to the district governor. Airstrikes have become increasingly controversial, and Afghan President Hamid Karzai barred his forces from requesting them after a February attack that left 10 civilians dead.

April 7, 2013 3:42 PM