The general said he’s really, really sorry, so everything’s okay now.
A pair of rockets fired by Nato forces at Taliban rebels veered off course and killed 12 civilians on Sunday.
The incident underscored the risk that an offensive designed to bolster support for Afghanistan’s western-backed government could instead fuel public anger.
The rockets were aimed at insurgents shooting at international and Afghan troops taking part in a big operation launched on Saturday to secure the town of Marjah and surrounding areas. However, the weapons landed 300m wide their mark, according to the Nato-led force in Afghanistan.
General Stanley McChrystal, the US commander who has made protecting civilians the centrepiece of his strategy since taking command of the force last year, apologised.
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