NATO admits killing 2 civilians in S. Afghanistan

10:22, July 04, 2010      

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The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in a press release on Saturday confirmed that troops during an operation killed two civilians including a woman in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province.

"During the course of an operation conducted by an Afghan international force searching for a Taliban subcommander responsible for ambushes, suicide bombings and assassinations in Kandahar area, a joint force accidentally killed two civilians, including a woman, and wound another,"the press release said.

It also said that, during the raid in Amin Kalacheh area of Kandahar province the Taliban birthplace, a Taliban commander was detained an insurgent was killed and another wounded.

"Afghan and coalition forces realize innocent bystanders' lives are put at risk when insurgents deliberately conduct activities within their communities," it said, adding"the joint security force, along with local elders and government officials, are working together to review this unfortunate incident."

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