NATO, however, says 10 insurgents were killed. Kunar province police chief Abdul Habib Sayed Khaili said that the air strike hit a pickup truck soon after three Arab and three Afghan militants boarded it on Saturday evening. He said that some reports called it a drone strike.

But NATO spokeswoman 1st Lt AnnMarie Annicelli on Sunday said that it was a precision airstrike that killed 10 "enemy forces" and that she had no reports of civilians dying.

Civilian deaths in NATO operations have long been a sore point between Afghanistan and the US-led troops.

(Agencies)

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