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'Coalition troops kill four women, child in Afghanistan'

US-led coalition troops killed four women and a child in a gun battle in central Afghanistan that also left several militants dead.

world Updated: Aug 08, 2008 15:32 IST

US-led coalition troops killed four women and a child in a gun battle in central Afghanistan that also left several militants dead, the force said on Friday.

Troops were "threatened" by militants during an operation on Thursday in Ghazni province, it said in a statement.

"The force responded with small-arms fire, killing the militants and inadvertently killing four women and a child located with them," it said.