KUNARSgahMarai:AFP:Getty

That's what Karzai is claiming:

“The delegation concluded that a unit of international forces descended from a plane Sunday night into Ghazi Khan Village in Narang district of the eastern province of Kunar and took 10 people from three homes, eight of them school students in grades six, nine and 10, one of them a guest, the rest from the same family, and shot them dead,” said a statement from the president’s office.

Mr. Karzai, the statement added, “was deeply grieved at the loss of civilians and assured the mourning families of his every effort for a serious and thorough investigation and said perpetrators would be legally dealt with.”

(Photo: Afghan demonstrators hold banners and placards while shouting anti US slogans during a protest rally in Kabul on December 30, 2009, against the alleged killing of 10 people including eight children in the easten province of Kunar. Afghan government investigators on December 30, have accused foreign troops of dragging 10 people, including eight children, from their homes and shooting them dead. Anti-US protests erupted in at least two cities over the alleged killings as President Hamid Karzai's office published its report, likely to inflame tensions between the Afghan government and its Western military backers. By Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images).

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.