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BBC NEWS | South Asia | Afghans killed 'in new US attack'

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Afghans killed 'in new US attack': "Nine Afghan civilians have been killed in a bombing raid in Kapisa province, Afghan officials say.
US forces have confirmed carrying out an air strike in the area but say they have no accurate casualty information.
The news comes shortly after US forces were accused of killing 10 civilians during a shoot out on Sunday in Nangarhar province.
Journalists say US troops confiscated their photos and video footage of the aftermath of the violence.
The BBC's Alastair Leithead in Kabul says the international mission to Afghanistan is to help the government and the people. But heavy fighting and suicide attacks have led to the death of thousands of innocent people over the past year.
President Karzai has been critical of the international forces in the past, saying they should do more to prevent civilian casualties. "........................