NATO Strike Kills Afghan Civilians

A local Afghan official said Wednesday that 17 civilians were killed in a NATO airstrike, although NATO officials said there were only two light injuries to civilians. The airstrike also reportedly killed six Taliban fighters. The target of the strike was the house of a tribal elder in the Baraki Barak district in Logar province, the head of the Logar provincial council said, and he said that Barak and 16 members of his family were killed. Meanwhile, two suicide bombers in Kandahar reportedly killed 22 civilians and wounded another 50 in an attack on a market.