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Mano Gai airstrike
DateMarch 1, 2011
LocationDara-I-Pech District, Kunar province, Afghanistan
Result nine children aged 8-14 killed and one wounded.

Mano Gai or Manogi airstrike refers to the killing of Afghan children in Mano Gai, Dara-I-Pech District, Kunar province, Afghanistan on March 1, 2011.[1][2][3]

Nine boys aged 8–14 were killed through gun fire from NATO helicopters while collection firewood for their family.[4][5][6]

The next day hundreds of Afghan villagers protested the killing chanting slogans against the United States and the Afghan government as they marched to the bombing site.[7] General David Petraeus said "We are deeply sorry" while Mohammed Bismil, the 20-year-old brother of two boys killed in the strike said "I don't care about the apology. The only option I have is to pick up a Kalashnikov, RPG or a suicide vest to fight."[8][9][10] President Hamid Karzai called the attack "ruthless".[11]

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  1. "NATO sorry for Afghan children's deaths". UPI.com. http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2011/03/02/NATO-sorry-for-Afghan-childrens-deaths/UPI-42751299088976/. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  2. (AFP) – Mar 1, 2011 (2011-03-01). "AFP: Young children killed in Afghan air strike: police". Google.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-24. https://archive.is/XnKfN. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  3. "NATO Apologizes for Afghan Civilian Deaths | Asia | English". Voanews.com. 2011-03-02. http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/NATO-Apologizes-for-Afghan-Civilian-Deaths-117235693.html. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  4. AP (2011-03-02). "News / International : Afghan protesters rally against civilian deaths". Chennai, India: The Hindu. http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article1503379.ece. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  5. "Channel 6 News » Gen. Petraeus confirms NATO troops killed nine children". Channel6newsonline.com. 2011-03-02. http://channel6newsonline.com/2011/03/gen-petraeus-confirms-nato-troops-killed-nine-children/. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  6. "Afghans say they've arrested suspected mastermind of UN attack that killed 7 foreign staff". The Republic. http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/18b5d98ed5cb4e53b7bf6faf52876874/AS--Afghanistan/. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  7. "ISAF Apologizes For Killing Afghan Children In Air Strike - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2011". Rferl.org. 2011-03-02. http://www.rferl.org/content/afghan_bomb/2325435.html. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  8. Rubin, Alissa J.; Rahimi, Sangar (2011-03-02). "Nine Afghan Boys Killed by NATO Helicopters". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/03/world/asia/03afghan.html?src=me. 
  9. "Petraeus Apologizes for Civilian Deaths | World". Epoch Times. http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/world/petraeus-apologizes-for-civilian-deaths-52258.html. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  10. Nissenbaum, Dion (2011-03-03). "General David Petraeus Apologizes for Deaths of Afghan Children - WSJ.com". Online.wsj.com. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704728004576176644160681276.html. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  11. By ALISSA J. RUBIN and SANGAR RAHIMI • New York Times (2011-03-03). "NATO mistakenly kills 9 Afghan boys". Stltoday.com. http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/article_5b53b565-1de6-5194-bb9b-6ba517fee6b9.html. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 

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