Mano Gai airstrike
|Mano Gai airstrike|
The next day hundreds of Afghan villagers protested the killing chanting slogans against the United States and the Afghan government as they marched to the bombing site. General David Petraeus said "We are deeply sorry" while Mohammed Bismil, the 20-year-old brother of two boys killed in the strike said "I don't care about the apology. The only option I have is to pick up a Kalashnikov, RPG or a suicide vest to fight." President Hamid Karzai called the attack "ruthless".
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- Police chief confirms 9 children killed in ISAF raid
- Child air strike deaths stir fury in Afghanistan AFP March 6, 2011
- U.S. apology for Afghan deaths "not enough": Karzai Reuters March 6, 2011
- NATO Gunships Kill 9 Afghan Children; 3rd Reported Attack on Afghan Civilians in 2 Weeks – video report by Democracy Now!