NATO forces confirm killing civilians in eastern Afghanistan (2)

08:32, August 06, 2010      

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On Thursday, local officials said between 20 to 30 civilians were killed during a clash between NATO-led troops and Taliban militants in Nangarhar province Wednesday night.

Afghan Presidential Palace in a statement issued Thursday afternoon said President Hamid Karzai instructed Interior Ministry as well as provincial administration in Jalalabad to initiate a probe into the subject.

This is the second such incident in Afghanistan over the past two weeks. In the first incident in Sangin district of southern Helmand province 39 civilians lost their lives, according to government statement.

Source: Xinhua


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