Another bloody day of NATO airstrikes and suicide bombings has left dozens dead and wounded in Afghanistan.
In the airstrike just south of Kabul local authorities claimed at least 18 civilians were killed, in a co-ordinated attack with the Afghan army which also killed six islamist gunmen.
NATO has denied the raid claimed any civilian lives.
In Kandahar the death toll was even worse; at least 23 people died in a double suicide bomb attack while four provincial governors were meeting at the airport, NATO’s main base in southern Afghanistan. At least 50 others were injured.