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July 02, 2010

Afghan Civilians Killed During NATO Operation

NATO said Saturday one of its operations in Afghanistan has resulted in the deaths of two civilians and the wounding of another.

NATO service members discovered a dead woman and two wounded men who had been caught in the crossfire of a gunbattle to secure a compound in the village of Kalachen in Kandahar district, where the alliance force was looking for a Taliban commander.  One of the men later died from his injuries.

The alliance force arrested the Taliban commander and killed one insurgent, while another was wounded.

NATO says the joint security force, along with local elders and government officials, are reviewing the circumstances surrounding the death of the civilians.