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Afghans Say Civilians Died in Bombings

U.S. airstrikes have killed 17 civilians in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, where the search for a U.S. special operations team has intensified, officials said. The strikes and searches are taking place in rugged Kunar province, where American troops have been fighting Taliban and Al Qaeda militants for more than two weeks. “So far we have news that at least 17 innocent Afghans have died after the U.S. bombardment on Friday,” said Kunar Gov. Asadullah Wafa. “There could be more, it is too early to tell.” The U.S. military acknowledged some civilian casualties but would not confirm the number. It said the bombing site was identified as a compound for a mid-level terrorist leader and the civilians killed could have been members of his family. Full Story

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