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Coalition Forces Kill 15 in Afghanistan


U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan say they killed 15 militants during an overnight operation in the east, while local officials says those killed were civilians.

In a statement Saturday, coalition forces say their troops were targeting Taliban militants in Laghman province when they came under attack. It says the troops returned fire, killing 15 militants, including a woman carrying a rocket-propelled grenade.

Local officials dispute the account and say as many as 22 civilians were killed.

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

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