Spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Brigadier General Carsten Jacobson said on Monday that an assessment showed there were “young Afghans of varying ages” among the victims of the attacks.
Following the February 8 airstrikes, Afghan President Hamid Karzai ordered an investigation.
Mohammad Tahir Safi, a member of parliament for Kapisa and part of the investigation team dispatched by Karzai, explained that children gathered to start a fire when “all of a sudden a plane dropped one bomb in first round and another bomb later.”
“There were eight people and all innocent children and you can see their pictures,” he said, showing pictures of bloodied children in shrouds.
The dead were aged between six and 14, with “another guy aged about 18 to 20” who was mentally ill, Safi said.
The Afghan president has regularly condemned the US-led foreign forces for civilian deaths in the US-led decade-long invasion of Afghanistan.