Afghan delegation confirms killing 65 civilians killed by NATO during operation

08:26, February 28, 2011      

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The fact finding delegation of Afghan government has confirmed that NATO-led troops during operations against militants in the eastern Kunar province had killed 65 civilians including women and children, a statement released by Presidential Palace on Sunday said.

Headed by Shahzada Masoud the advisor to president the delegation presented its report at the meeting of National Security Council with President Hamid Karzai on the chair held in Presidential Palace.

"Those killed during the operations including 10 women, 15 men and 40 children," the report presented at the meeting of National Security Council said.

The operations, according to officials had taken place in Ghazi Abad district of Kunar province on February 17.

However, NATO-led troops have already rejected the report, saying all were killed during the operations were armed insurgents.

Source: Xinhua

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