August 11, 2008
Afghan Civilians Among 33 Dead in Air Raid
At least 33 people, including eight civilians, died in a coalition airstrike in southern Afghanistan, military officials said Monday.
The military said in a statement the civilians were being held hostage at a compound where militants had gone after exchanging gunfire with soldiers, reported KUNA, the Kuwaiti news agency.
Coalition troops said they were unaware that the building bombed during the airstrike contained civilians as well as militant forces.