NATO Bombs Kill Scores of Afghan Civilians

Alertnet: “NATO warplanes killed at least 50 civilians, mostly women and children, in bombing in southern Afghanistan during a major Islamic holiday, local leaders said on Thursday…. Witnesses say 25 homes were razed in 4-5 hours of bombing.

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA, on Thursday urged a speedy and thorough investigation. “The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan is very concerned by reports that a great number of civilians may have died during the conduct of military operations,” it said in a statement in Kabul.”