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Afghan investigators: Civilians killed by troops

Afghan investigators: Civilians killed by troops

The head of a presidential delegation investigating the deaths of 10 people in a village in eastern Afghanistan says the team of investigators has concluded that civilians were killed in an attack by foreign troops.
Asadullah Wafa said Wednesday 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. Wafa is a senior adviser to President Hamid Karzai.
A NATO official said initial reports from troops involved in the fighting on Sunday indicated that the victims were insurgents _ all young males.
Wafa says the villagers are demanding that informants "who gave the wrong target to the Americans must be found and punished by a court."