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.