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JABAR, Afghanistan — A U.S.-led coalition airstrike destroyed a mud-brick home, killing nine people from four generations of an Afghan family during a clash between Western troops and militants, Afghan officials and relatives said Monday.
The U.S. military said two men with automatic rifles were seen heading into a compound of five homes after a rocket attack on a U.S. base in the area.
More civilians die in Afghanistan
He said the nine dead civilians included five women and three children and that the raid was carried out by Nato forces. Nato have denied any involvement.
But later a US military statement said US-led forces had "dropped two 2,000-pound (900-kilogram) bombs" during an air strike in Kapisa after a Nato base had come under attack.
A US spokesman, Lt Col David Accetta, said the Nato base had come under rocket attack and that "two men with AK-47s" were seen leaving the scene of the rocket attack and entering a compound," the Associated Press news agency reports.