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Deadly Afghan helicopter attack probed

March 30, 2013 at 12:43 PM

GHAZNI, Afghanistan, March 30 (UPI) -- Western military forces in Afghanistan said they were investigating an air strike Saturday that Afghan officials said killed 15 civilians.

A spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force confirmed a helicopter had opened fire on suspected Taliban fighters outside Kabul, but did not confirm reports from local officials in the Ghanzi district that 15 civilians had been killed.

The officials said the copter had fired on a village. Seven people were injured, including two women and a child.

Maj. Adam Wojack, an ISAF spokesman, told CNN the helicopter had been dispatched to the site to help an Afghan police convoy under Taliban attack.

A hospital official in the area told the Khaama Press several Taliban died in the raid but that report was not immediately confirmed.

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