Afghanistan`s NATO-led foreign force mistakenly killed three civilians in an air strike, Afghan officials said on Saturday, less than a week before most foreign troops are due to pull out at the end of a 13-year mission.
Afghan army chief and ISAF commander on Tuesday made an unscheduled visit to Pakistan and held talks with army chief General Raheel Sharif to discuss action against Taliban militants following the Peshawar school massacre.
NATO's new chief Jens Stoltenberg pledged Thursday that Afghanistan would not be abandoned when the alliance's combat mission ends next month after 13 years of fighting against resilient Taliban insurgents.
NATO will declare "mission accomplished" this week as it winds down more than a decade of operations in Afghanistan but departing combat troops look likely to leave behind political turmoil and an emboldened insurgency.
The NATO-led force in Afghanistan said it would investigate Thursday`s airstrike in Helmand that local officials say killed a child and has further aggravated a stand-off between the Afghan president and the US government.