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Afghan leader condemns NATO airstrike; U.S. defense secretary visits Kabul
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Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned a NATO airstrike this week that a provincial official says killed women and children, in a statement that came just as U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived Thursday in Kabul for talks.

A provincial official has said civilians were among the dead in the airstrike, while the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said initial reports revealed only two injuries.

ISAF is aware of the claims of civilian casualties and is looking into what took place, a spokesman for the coalition said.

The NATO airstrike Wednesday in eastern Afghanistan's Logar province, along the volatile Pakistan border, is likely to strain already tense relations with the United States.

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Added: Jun-8-2012 Occurred On: Jun-8-2012
By: BekasKhan
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