Nato attack kills Afghan civilians.9/9/2008 3:46:21 PM
Two civilians have been killed and 10 injured in·jure
tr.v. in·jured, in·jur·ing, in·jures
1. To cause physical harm to; hurt.
2. To cause damage to; impair.
3. after a missile fired by a Nato-led coalition aircraft missed its target in eastern Afghanistan Afghanistan (ăfgăn`ĭstăn', ăfgän'ĭstän`), officially Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, republic (2005 est. pop. 29,929,000), 249,999 sq mi (647,497 sq km), S central Asia. and struck a house, alliance officials have said.
Nato said they were aiming at a "militant position" in the province of Khost Khost or Khowst (Pashto: خوست, Dari (Persian): خوست - Xowst) is a border town in eastern Afghanistan. on Tuesday when the missile "malfunctioned" and fell more than 2.5 km from the target.
The deaths came as George Bush, the US president, announced 4,500 extra US troops would be sent to Afghanistan by January.
The US currently has 33,000 troops in Afghanistan, split between a Nato-led mission and a separate "counter-terrorism" mission run by the Pentagon Pentagon
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Afghans have been angered by the high numbers of civilians killed and injured by US- and Nato-led raids in recent weeks and the government has urged a review of foreign combat operations.
A report by Human Rights Watch (HRW HRW Human Rights Watch
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HRW Heated Rear Window ), a New York-based rights organisation, said in 2006, 230 civilians died during US or Nato attacks out of a total of 929 Afghans in the conflict that year.
In 2007, HRW said 321 were killed by US or Nato air attacks, and in 2008 so far, almost 130 people have been killed.
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