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Topic - Dawood Ahmadi
A NATO airstrike targeting insurgents inadvertently hit two civilian homes in the volatile southwestern Helmand province, killing 12 children and two women, an Afghan government official said Sunday.
Taliban fighters attacked a road construction crew Thursday in southern Afghanistan, and several people were killed and wounded, officials and witnesses said.
Dawood Ahmadi, a spokesman for the provincial government, said the alliance launched the airstrike late on Saturday in retaliation for an attack earlier in the day on a U.S. Marine base in Helmand's northwest district of Nawzad.
Provincial spokesman Dawood Ahmadi said the crew and its security guards called for help from Afghan security forces, but he had no other details.