US General Investigates Afghan Deaths

KABUL (AP) - The U.S. military says an American general has
traveled to the site of a recent U.S. strike in western Afghanistan
to investigate claims women and children were killed.

The U.S. coalition says 15 militants were killed in a strike in
Herat province Monday, but Afghan officials say six women and two
children were among the dead.

Photographs obtained by The Associated Press show the body of a
young boy killed at the site. Afghan men can be seen digging about
a dozen fresh graves.

The U.S. says a precision strike targeted Ghulam Yahya Akbari,
an insurgent commander, and killed up to 15 militants.

But spokeswoman Capt. Elizabeth Mathias said Wednesday that the
U.S. is sending a team to the site to "see what the situation
is."


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