From CNN: NATO’s International Security Assistance Force called Wednesday for a joint investigation into a weekend U.S.-led operation, after the Afghan government alleged that 10 civilians were killed.
ISAF said the Saturday operation, in the village of Ghazi Khan in Kunar Province, targeted a known insurgent group that ISAF said is ‘responsible for a series of violent attacks in the area.’
It said, “As the joint assault force entered the village, they came under fire from several buildings and in returning fire killed nine individuals. Several assault rifles, ammunition, and ammonium nitrate used in bomb-making were discovered.”
Earlier Wednesday, an Afghan presidential team said that it had confirmed 10 deaths — all of them civilians and eight of them students — from the operation. (photo: AFP)