The International Security Assistance Force has sent a joint incident assessment team to gather facts about a coalition forces operation in Laghman province which resulted in several Afghan civilian casualties.
The incident occurred as ISAF conducted an airstrike on a large group of armed individuals showing hostile intent in a rugged part of the province. While the airstrike killed several insurgents, the ISAF action also resulted in the unintentional deaths of a number of Afghan civilians.
Coalition forces take civilian casualties seriously and will conduct a complete assessment of the incident.
ISAF offers its sincerest regret to the families.
Article by ISAF Joint Command