At least 12 civilians have been killed in an air strike on a religious school in the northern Afghan province of Takhar, local officials say.
They said the strike on the madrassa in the village of Hazara killed 11 children and their prayer leader.
The Afghan government disputed the account, saying it had killed 12 Taliban fighters in the village.
The strike came after more than 30 security force members were killed in a major Taliban ambush in the province. ENDS.