NATO raid 'kills one Afghan family'

Scores of Afghans villagers took to the streets on Thursday claiming that civilians were killed in a night-time raid by NATO and Afghan troops.

NATO raid 'kills one Afghan family'
Scores of Afghans villagers took to the streets on Thursday claiming that civilians were killed in a night-time raid by NATO and Afghan troops.

Locals said the victims were civilians, but the force said the dead were Taliban insurgents.

People took to the streets of a small bazaar in Qarabagh district in Ghazni province, southwest of Kabul, to demonstrate, locals told Reuters by telephone.

Villagers who brought the bodies of four people to the hospital in the provincial capital of Ghazni city said three of the victims belonged to one family. Two were boys 11 and 15, villagers said.

NATO-led forces said the raid "did not harm any civilians."

They said a teenager was killed in the assault, however.

About 113,000 troops under NATO and US command occupy the country since a 2001 US-led invasion.


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