Afghanistan: Coalition air strikes hit civilians

June 30, 2007 22:05

US-led coalition airstrikes targeting Taliban militants slammed into civilian homes in southern Afghanistan, killing both civilians and insurgents, Afghan and Western officials said Saturday. Local government officials said up to 60 civilians and 35 insurgents had been killed. NATO refused to disclose its estimate of casualties, but one Western military official said privately that around eight civilians had been killed.

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