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US-led forces kill 76 Afghan civilians - ministry

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Reports are coming in of serious loss of civilian life in Afghanistan during a raid by coalition forces. The Afghan Interior Ministry says 76 civilians, most of them women and children, were killed during a US-led bombardment in Herat province.

The Afghan Interior Minister has expressed his deepest regret and sent a delegation to the area. Hospitals say dozens of people have also been injured, many of them seriously. US-led coalition forces denied killing any civilians.