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NATO, Afghan troops killed 64 civilians - local official

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sun, 20 Feb 2011 07:43 GMT
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ASADABAD, Afghanistan, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Joint operations by Afghan forces and NATO-led foreign troops have killed 64 civilians in eastern Kunar province, including many women and children, over the past four days, the provincial governor said.

"They were killed by ground and air strikes in Ghazi Abad district," Fazlullah Wahidi, governor of Kunar province, told Reuters on Sunday.

A spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance force said they were investigating media reports 7 civilians may have been injured in the operations but were not aware of any reports of civilian deaths. (Reporting by Rohullah Anwari, writing by Hamid Shalizi, editing by Emma Graham-Harrison) (If you have a query or comment on this story, send an email to news.feedback.asia@thomsonreuters.com)

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