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Xinhua, May 3, 2009

ISAF troops kill civilian, wounds 2 more in W Afghanistan

Abdul Hakim, the grandfather of the ill-fated girl said they were going to attend a wedding party in Herat

KABUL - One Afghan civilian was killed and two others sustained injuries as they came under fire of international troops in west Afghanistan Sunday morning, police said.

"This morning a civilian car from Farah was heading to Herat province but was fired upon by the international troops on the road linking airport to Gazara district, as a result a 12-year-oldgirl was killed," Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, police in western region, told Xinhua.

Two more persons including one woman sustained injuries in the incident, he further said.

However he did not disclose troops of which country were behind the attack, adding investigation has begun into the case.

Meantime, Abdul Hakim, the grandfather of the ill-fated girl said they were going to attend a wedding party in Herat when soldiers from two armored personnel carriers opened fire and caused the tragedy.

Troops from Spain and Italy have been serving in west Afghanistan as part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to stabilize this country.

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