NATO rockets miss target, kill 12 Afghan civilians

U.S. Marines from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment take cover during a firefight as Taliban snipers fire on their position in Marjah in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Sunday Feb. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

February 14, 2010 12:38:35 PM PST
Twelve Afghans died Sunday when two rockets fired at insurgents missed their target and struck a house during the second day of NATO's most ambitious effort yet to break the militants' grip on the country's dangerous south.