British airstrike kills 4 in Afghanistan

March 12, 2008 11:33:17 AM PDT
Britain's Press Association reports that the British Ministry of Defense is saying four Afghan civilians were killed and a fifth was injured in an airstrike called in by British forces. The Defense Ministry told The Associated Press British forces were involved in an "incident" south of Helmand province and the ministry was investigating reports of civilian deaths in southern Afghanistan.

A military spokeswoman said the ministry deeply regrets the incident.