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4 civilians perish in Nimroz air raid

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4 civilians perish in Nimroz air raid

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Aug 07, 2012 - 21:31

ZARANJ (PANinfo-icon): Four Afghan civilians were killed in an airstrike by NATOinfo-icon-led troops in the Khashrod district of Nimroz province, an Afghan government official claimed on Tuesday.

Two men and as many womeninfo-icon were killed during the predawn air raid on a civilian house in the Shash Aab area, the district’s administrative head told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Mohammad Hashim Khashrod said two children, aged between 8 and 10 years, were wounded in the operation that was conducted against a group of insurgents seen in the area.

But the ISAFinfo-icon media office in Kabulinfo-icon confirmed the joint operation in Khashrod, saying that two men who wanted to attack the combined force were killed. The troops found a civilian’s body at the site.

On the other hand, Talibaninfo-icon’s spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmad alleged the foreign troops killed a local shopkeeper, a prayer leader and a woman during the raid.

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