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Burning tires block a highway between Kabul and Kandahar in Seed Abad, Wardak province, Afghanistan, Saturday, May 26, 2012. More than 1500 Afghan 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.