Afghans allege NATO airstrike kills 7 civilians

October 13, 2014 1:07 PM

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hundreds of Afghan villagers protested Monday over their allegation that a NATO airstrike killed seven civilians, the first such incident to test Afghanistan's new president as foreign forces begin to withdraw from the country. NATO said the strike killed "eight armed enemy combatants."

Former President Hamid Karzai repeatedly clashed with NATO forces over civilian casualties from airstrikes, straining relations as public anger against the coalition grew. There was no immediate response from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.

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