Officials: Afghan Raid Kills Insurgents, Civilians

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a joint Afghan-NATO operation has killed at least four Taliban insurgents and two civilians in eastern Afghanistan.

The joint raid took place Monday in the Qalai-e-Qazi area of Ghazni province.

NATO said “several insurgents” were killed and at least one detained during an operation to arrest a Taliban leader. The coalition said security forces retaliated after coming under fire from insurgents.

The coalition did not mention any civilian casualties.

But Afghan officials say at least two civilian bystanders, a man and a woman, were killed in the raid.