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Up to 80 suspected Taliban militants and an unknown number of civilians have been killed after U.S.-led coalition forces bombed a village in southern Afghanistan.
U.S. warplanes reportedly dropped bombs on an Islamic religious school and homes in which Taliban fighters had taken up position during the strike late Sunday and early Monday.
Canadian troops were not involved in the bombing on the "known Taliban stronghold" village of Azizi in Kandahar province, coalition spokesman Maj. Scott Lundy said.
Kandahar governor Asadullah Khalid told reporters the strike had killed villagers because the Taliban were "using houses as their trenches."