KABUL, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- Operation carried out by the U.S.-led Coalition
forces in Khost province of eastern Afghanistan claimed the lives of three
civilians including a woman and injured another, provincial police chief Abdul
Qayum Baqizai said Wednesday.
"The Coalition forces in conjunction with Afghan forces carried out
operation against a suspected person Dr. Bilal in Kandio village outside the
provincial capital Khost city Tuesday night during which three persons were
killed and another was injured," Baqizai told Xinhua but did not give more
Meanwhile, an official within the press department of the Coalition forces
in Khost province in talks with media said that Dr. Bilal had assisted militants
and foreign insurgents in the province to destabilize security.
Three persons including a woman were killed while another lady was injured
and six persons including Dr. Bilal were arrested, the official at the press
Neither Taliban militants nor Coalition forces have made any comment.
Spiraling conflicts and Taliban-linked insurgency have claimed lives of
more than 5,000 people, with over 2,000 civilians, so far this year, despite
over 70,000-strong international troops stationed in strife-torn Afghanistan.