Kabul: A local government official in eastern Afghanistan says NATO troops killed seven civilians in an overnight raid.
Khost provincial council member, Gul Mohammad Zazi, says international troops stormed into Matoon village on the outskirts of Khost city around midnight and fired into the windows of houses. He says the dead were not connected to the insurgency.
A neighbour, Asif Khan, says six people were killed and all were civilians. A spokesman for local schools, Sayed Musa Majro, says the dead included a teacher and two students.
NATO spokesman Capt Justin Brockhoff said on Thursday a NATO-Afghan force killed insurgents in an operation in Khost province, but he did not say how many.
Police officials said they have received reports of a raid but can't confirm details.
First Published: Thursday, July 14, 2011, 13:01