Leaflet Drop Kills Afghan Girl, Military Searches For Safer Alternative
LONDON — Britain's Ministry of Defense has confirmed that a box of leaflets dropped from a British plane killed a girl in Afghanistan.
The ministry says the box failed to break apart before striking the ground in Helmand province on June 23. The ministry said Wednesday that the girl was fatally injured when the box hit her.
The ministry says the girl's death is a matter of "deep regret" and it is investigating the incident.