NATO air strike kills six children: Afghan officials

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A NATO air strike killed a family of eight, including six children, when it hit their home in eastern Afghanistan, local officials said on Sunday. Saturday night's incident in Paktia province threatens to further sour already shaky ties between President Hamid Karzai and his Western backers and will likely enrage Afghan civilians weary of years of bloodshed. "Eight people, a man, his wife and six of their children, are dead," local government spokesman Rohullah Samoon told AFP. "It was an air strike conducted by NATO. This man had no connection to the Taliban or any other terrorist group."

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