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Afghan Airstrike

An Afghan governor says 16 civilians died in an airstrike in southern Afghanistan but the U.S. led coalition says it's still investigating the matter.

The governor says the attack also killed about 60 suspected Taliban militants while the U.S. led coalition estimates 50 rebel dead.

The governor says another 16 civilians were hospitalized with wounds.

Coalition spokesman Major Scott Lundy confirmed the strike on the village of Azizi in Kandahar province.

While Lundy says an investigation is being done, such incidents can occur "especially when the Taliban are hiding in homes."

Lundy urged people "not to give shelter to the Taliban."

He says the attack was on a known Taliban stronghold.

One survivor says insurgents had been hiding in an Islamic religious school in the village.

Another survivor who was cradling her wounded 8-month-old baby, says about ten people were killed in her home, including three or four children.


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