Afghans probe claims of civilian deaths by NATO

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 12:03

Kabul: An Afghan official says a
government delegation is talking with tribal elders from a
remote district in northeastern Afghanistan to investigate
their claims that NATO forces killed about 60 civilians during
a four-day operation.

The coalition is contesting the charge, saying video
showed troops targeting and killing dozens of insurgents.
Nawrdin Safi, a provincial council member from Kunar,
said today the delegation was sent to the provincial capital
by Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Kabul: An Afghan official says a
government delegation is talking with tribal elders from a
remote district in northeastern Afghanistan to investigate
their claims that NATO forces killed about 60 civilians during
a four-day operation.

The coalition is contesting the charge, saying video
showed troops targeting and killing dozens of insurgents.

Nawrdin Safi, a provincial council member from Kunar,
said today the delegation was sent to the provincial capital
by Afghan President Hamid Karzai.




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