October 8th, 2010
08:22 AM ET

5 dead in airstrike as claims of Afghan civilian deaths probed

NATO forces killed five armed men in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, and the command is investigating allegations of civilian casualties, the International Security Assistance Force said.

The incident occurred in the Nadir Shar Kot district of Khost province, when an air weapons team was on patrol.

Helicopters spotted people with weapons moving from a "previously identified enemy position near Sinzai Kalay village." ISAF is sending an assessment team to the region to look into claims of civilian casualties.

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