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Afghan Officials Say NATO Airstrike Killed at Least Eight Women

MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Officials in Afghanistan say at least eight women were killed in a NATO airstrike in the country's eastern province of Laghman, the BBC reports.

NATO has admitted that five to eight civilians have died in the strike that targeted insurgents, and offered condolences to the community. Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the deaths and sent officials to investigate the incident, the BBC says.

At least seven women were also reported to have been injured in the attack, and Lagham's health director said that some were girls as young as 10 years old, according to the BBC.

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