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More than 1,500 Afghans block the highway between Kabul and Kandahar in Seed Abad, Wardak province, Afghanistan, Saturday, May 26, 2012. The protesters demanded a stop to military night operations. (AP Photo/Rahmatullah Nikzad)

Afghan civilians killed in NATO attacks

A NATO airstrike killed eight members of a family on May 27, including children, according to Afghan officials who claim that such attacks damage the civilian population's trust in international troops who have been fighting in the country for more than a decade.