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US forces kill civilians in response to militant attack

US forces kill civilians in response to militant attack

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Aug 27, 2011 - 20:26

MAIDAN SHAHR (PANinfo-icon): The US-led coalition troops killed two local residents in retaliation for a Talibaninfo-icon attack in central Maidan Wardak province on Saturday, an official and residents said.

The incident took place in Bombai area of Chak district, where militants attacked a US military base with rockets. In response, the US forces opened fire in the direction from where the rockets were fired, killing two locals working in their farm, the governor's spokesman, Shahidullah Shahid, said.

The incident enraged locals, who brought the dead bodies to the city in protest. The protestors blocked the Kabulinfo-icon-Kandahar highway for some time, Shahid said. He said the governor had assured the protestors that a commission would be assigned to probe the incident.

ISAFinfo-icon media office in Kabul said the incident was being investigated.

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