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    Karzai orders probe into Kunar airstrike

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday condemned the killing of women and children in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in eastern Kunar province.

    Five children, four women, a man and three insurgent commanders were killed in the overnight raid on a militant hideout in Shegal district, Kunar Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi said.

    While denouncing the latest civilian casualties, Karzai reaffirmed his stance that terrorists were not in Afghan villages and civilian houses. He warned the ongoing anti-terror war would not succeed.

    In a statement from his office, the president ordered a high-level delegation, led by his advisor Shujaul Mulk Jalala, to visit the area, investigate the raid and convey his condolences to the bereaved families.

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