Video shows dead Afghan children after US raid

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- There may be video evidence that a U.S.-led raid in Afghanistan killed scores of civilians last month.

One video, obtained by The Associated Press, appears to show several dozen bodies lined up one next to another in a mosque. The video -- apparently taken by a cell phone -- is grainy. Details such as a precise body count are difficult to make out.

A second video shows three young children wrapped in white shrouds. A fourth child has gruesome head wounds. At least 10 bodies of children can be seen.

Afghan and U.N. officials say scores of civilians, including 60 children and 15 women, died in the raid.

A U.S. investigation found that just seven civilians died, along with up to 35 militants.

However, the U.S. now says the investigation will be reopened because of emerging new evidence -- an apparent reference to the videos.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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