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NATO Strike in Afghanistan Kills Civilians

A U.S. Predator drone flies over the moon above Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan (File Photo)

NATO says an airstrike targeting Taliban fighters has instead killed and wounded an unspecified number of civilians in southern Afghanistan.

The international alliance called the strike Friday on two vehicles believed to be carrying a Taliban leader and his associates in Now Zad district in Helmand province.

NATO says the strike was based on intelligence reports tracking the Taliban.

Elsewhere in southern Afghanistan, a NATO service member was killed Saturday in an insurgent attack.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.