Anti-Taliban raid kills at least 40 civilians in Afghanistan

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 An Afghan official says that at least 40 civilians have been killed during an Afghan special forces raid and airstrikes conducted against of Taliban in southern Helmand province.

   Abdul Majed Akhand, deputy provincial councilman, says that the majority of the dead are women and children who were at a wedding ceremony in Musa Qala district.

   Akhund said that 12 other civilians were wounded and are in the hospital in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the province.

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