Afghan civilians killed by foreign troops, claim investigators

The head of a presidential delegation investigating the deaths of 10 people in a village in eastern Afghanistan says civilians were killed in an attack by foreign troops.

Asadullah Wafa today said that among the victims discovered in a village house in the Narang district of Kunar province were eight schoolchildren between the ages of 12 and 14.

A NATO official said initial reports from troops involved in the fighting on Sunday indicated that the victims were insurgents – all young males.

Mr Wafa says the villagers are demanding that informants “who gave the wrong target to the Americans must be found and punished by a court”.

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