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Afghan official: 95 kids died in US-Taliban clash

KABUL (AP) - An Afghan lawmaker says 95 children are among a the
140 people Afghan officials say died in a U.S.-Taliban battle
earlier this month.
U.S. spokesman Col. Greg Julian says "there is no physical
proof that can substantiate that" claim.
Julian says the insurgents are responsible for the deaths
because they forced villagers to remain in homes during the battle.
The U.S. won't say how many people it thinks were killed in the May
4-5 fight in Farah province.
Afghan lawmaker Obaidullah Helali says the Afghan members of the
delegation investigating the clash in Bala Buluk district are
delivering condolence payments to the victims, payments ordered by
President Hamid Karzai.


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