Australian soldiers kill Afghan children in Taliban clash

February 13th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS  

TalibanSydney, Feb 13 (DPA) Five Afghan children were killed when Australian soldiers shot back after coming under fire from Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) said Friday.
“Current reporting indicates… sadly, local nationals including five children killed, and two children and two adults injured,” the ADF said in a statement.

A suspected Taliban insurgent was also killed.

About 1,000 Australian troops are stationed in Uruzgan in southern Afghanistan.

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