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Six Afghan Civilians Wounded After Cars Ignored Orders to Stop


Afghan police say U.S.-led forces have wounded at least six civilians in two separate incidents involving cars that ignored orders to stop.

Authorities in eastern Khost province say that, in the first incident late Monday, a newborn baby, her mother and two other women were hurt when soldiers opened fire at their car after the driver failed to stop.

Hours later, in the same province, a driver of a truck and a six-year-old boy were injured in a similar incident.

Meanwhile, the U.S. military in Afghanistan says Afghan and coalition troops killed five suspected Taleban insurgents Monday in northeastern Kunar province, where they launched a major offensive last week.

Some 2,500 troops are participating in "Operation Mountain Lion" aimed at disrupting insurgent activities by killing, incapacitating or capturing terrorists operating in the region.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.
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