Red Cross: Dozens of Afghans dead after US bombings

May 6, 2009 14:30


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The international Red Cross confirmed "dozens of bodies" on Wednesday in graves and rubble where Afghan officials alleged US bombs killed civilians. Afghan President Hamid Karzai said his first meeting with President Barack Obama would focus on the issue. The international Red Cross reported Wednesday that its officials saw women and children among dozens of dead bodies in two villages targeted by air-strikes, while the US military sent a brigadier general to the region to investigate. A former government official said up to 120 people died in the bombing Monday evening. The first images from the bombings in Farah province emerged Wednesday. Photos from the site obtained by The Associated Press showed villagers burying the dead in about a dozen fresh graves, while others dug through the rubble of demolished mud-brick homes.

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