Afghan girl killed by RAF leaflet drop

A YOUNG Afghan girl suffered fatal injuries after a box of public information leaflets, dropped from a British RAF transport aircraft over Helmand province, landed on top of her.

The accident, which the UK Ministry of Defence said yesterday was "highly regrettable", is being investigated.

The incident has taken some time to emerge. The leaflet drop occurred on June 23. The crew of an RAF C130 Hercules had been flying over rural parts of the province to try to reach local people with a leaflet campaign.

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