A US-led missile strike has killed at least three Afghan children and wounded several others in Afghanistan's troubled south.
US-led forces have shelled civilian houses during a military operation in a district in Logar province, a Press TV correspondent reported on Sunday.
One woman and his seven-year-old boy were also injured in the attack.
The US-led military alliance has confirmed the incident and casualties.
Meanwhile, scores of tribal leaders staged a protest rally to condemn the attack and to call for an end to deadly attacks on civilians.
The United Nations says at least 9,000 Afghan civilians have been killed in violent attacks in Afghanistan since 2007.
Hundreds of Afghan civilians have lost their lives in US-led airstrikes and ground operations in various parts of Afghanistan over the past few months.
The frequent attacks have resulted in growing anti-American sentiments.
Afghan officials have repeated condemned NATO attacks on civilians, calling for an end to such assaults.
Civilian casualties have always been a source of friction between the Afghan government and foreign troops.
About 150,000 foreign troops are currently stationed in Afghanistan.