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NATO attack killed at least 45 civilians, says Afghan government

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-07-26

A NATO attack during fighting between ISAF troops and Taliban insurgents killed at least 45 civilians in Helmand province last week, according to an Afghan government spokesman on Monday.

REUTERS - At least 45 civilians, many women and children, were killed in a rocket attack by the NATO-led force in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province last week, a spokesman for the Afghan government said on Monday.
 
The incident happened in Helmand's Sangin district on Friday when civilians crammed into a mud-built house to flee fighting between NATO-led International Security Assistance
Force (ISAF) troops and Taliban insurgents, Siyamak Herawi told Reuters.
 
A spokesman for ISAF said on Sunday they were aware of reports about the incident and were investigating. Further comment was not immediately available.

Date created : 2010-07-26

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