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Red Cross: Many Afghans Dead in US Bombing

KABUL (AP) - The international Red Cross says its officials have
seen dozens of bodies in each of two villages in western
Afghanistan following a U.S. bombing run that villagers say hit
civilians.
Jessica Barry, a spokeswoman in Afghanistan for the
International Committee of the Red Cross, says its team traveled to
Bala Baluk district of Farah province, where bombs fell late
Monday.
Barry says the team saw "dozens of bodies in each of the two
locations," including women and children.
President Hamid Karzai - who is in Washington - has ordered an
investigation and says he will raise the issue with President
Barack Obama.
The U.S. has sent a brigadier general to investigate. Civilian
casualties have long been a point of friction between Karzai and
the U.S.


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