Provincial governor spokesman, Omar Zwak confirming the report, said coalition forces opened fire on an Afghan child in Greshk district on Thursday morning.
Mr. Zwak further added that the child was initially injured and succumbed to injuries after he was taken to hospital for treatment.
The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) following a statement said, “ISAF deeply regrets any civilian casualty.”
The statement further added, “ISAF is committed to ensuring that all possible measures are taken to prevent civilian casualties.”
ISAF in an email statement said, “Coalition officials will work with Afghan officials to determine what happened and why. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family who suffered the loss of a loved one.”