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Two Afghans allegedly killed by NATO fire


AFGHANISTAN (WKOW) -- Violence continues in Afghanistan just ahead of the holiday. Afghan officials say, two people were killed in a NATO strike.

Two senior local officials in northern Afghanistan say a NATO helicopter has opened fire on a convoy of cars, killing a police officer and a civilian.

Faryab province police chief Khalil Andarabi and the governor's spokesman, Ahmad Jawed Bedar, say the convoy was headed to a lunch near the provincial capital of Maimana when its was strafed by a NATO helicopter.

They identified the civilian killed as Mohammad Aminuddin, the brother of former parliament member Sarajuddin Mozafari. Andarabi said two policemen and one civilian were also wounded in the strike.

NATO said Thursday it did not have any immediate reports of a helicopter strike in Faryab, but did have a report of an insurgent roadside bombing targeting police forces there.

The coalition said it would look into the incident.

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