KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan police say two civilians have been killed in a nighttime raid by NATO troops against militants holed up in a village in eastern Afghanistan.
A NATO forces spokesman says no civilians were killed in Wednesday's pre-dawn operation.
Maj. Martyn Crighton says the force included both international and Afghan troops. The troops came under fire while trying to capture a local Taliban leader and called in an airstrike. He says two women were wounded and were taken to a military base for treatment.
A provincial police chief says the operation killed 12 militants, including the district Taliban commander.
He says that two civilians - a woman and a child - were also among the dead.