Afghan officials said on Monday that six members of the same family were killed overnight when a NATO air strike mistakenly hit their home.
'The airstrike was originally targeting three insurgents who were planting mines on a road. One missile mistakenly hit a house and killed six civilians, all members of the same family,' Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, Nangarhar provincial spokesman, told AFP.
The incident came the day after President Hamid Karzai accused NATO troops of killing some 50 civilians in five days of airstrikes in the neighbouring Kunar province of eastern Afghanistan.
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