The Boxing Day Massacre.

At least that’s what it would have been called had the victims been white Europeans rather than nameless, faceless Afghan civilians.

Allow Agence France-Presse to elaborate:

Afghan officials said that a Nato air strike on Friday killed five civilians and wounded six others, just days before the US-led military coalition ends combat operations in the country.

Nato’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) did not immediately confirm the strike on Logar province, south of the capital Kabul, but always stresses that it tries to avoid civilian casualties.

“At around 3:30 am, US forces conducted an air strike in Aab Josh village of Baraki Barak district,” said the district governor Mohammad Amin.

The air strike hit a residential house killing five and wounding six civilians,” he told AFP.

http://news.yahoo.com/afghan-officials-nato-air-strike-kills-five-civilians-151040718.html

And now a couple of images to sum up the reaction of the corporate news media, commentariat, Twittersphere and blogosphere in the U.S. and U.K.:

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