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Kabul Orders Probe Into Civilian Deaths


http://gdb.rferl.org/8475ed87-7c6c-4479-9d28-5c68410c334e_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/8475ed87-7c6c-4479-9d28-5c68410c334e_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) August 25, 2006 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai today ordered a "thorough investigation" into the killing of eight people, including a 10-year-old child, in a joint U.S.-Afghan operation on August 24.


U.S. forces claimed the raid, in the eastern province of Konar, targeted members of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network.


Afghanis officials said, however, that the victims were civilians.


(AP)

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