SATURDAY 30 MARCH 2013 A Reuters reporter saw the bodies of two children, whom local people said had been killed in the air strike.
Nato spokesman Major Adam Wojack said the police officers had come under attack from insurgents while on patrol.
On 13 February, 10 Afghan civilians in Kunar province, including five children, were killed by a Nato airstrike.
Following that attack, Afghan President Hamid Karzai barred local forces from seeking air support from foreign troops in an attempt to prevent civilian casualties.
And earlier this month, Australian soldiers killed two children who were tending cattle, during a firefight in the southern Uruzgan province.