Hamid Karzai (file photo) (epa)
March 5, 2007 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai today condemned the deaths of 10 civilians in a clash between U.S. troops and insurgents near the eastern city of Jalalabad.
Karzai also ordered an investigation into the March 4 incident.
The U.S. military earlier said that eight civilians were killed when U.S. troops returned fire after Taliban militants attacked their convoy with gunfire and a car bomb.
Hundreds of locals gathered to protest the civilian deaths.