Nato has apologised for killing nine civilians during operations in Afghanistan's north-eastern region. Top Nato commander Gen David Petraeus said he was "deeply sorry" for the incident, which took place in the Pech district of Kunar province on Tuesday. Local officials say nine boys, ages 12 and under, were killed as they were gathering firewood, according to AP news agency. Mr Petraeus said it had occurred due to a miscommunication error. "We are deeply sorry for this tragedy and apologise to the members of the Afghan government, the people of Afghanistan and most importantly, the surviving family members of those killed by our actions," Gen Petraeus said in a statement. BBC News - Nato apologises for Afghanistan civilian deaths Nani atawapeleka hawa wanaoua raia wasio na hatia The Hague? Wameshawauwa kwa maelfu tokea walipoivamia hiyo nchi. Au ndio mwenye nguvu......mpishe?