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At least seven civilians killed in Afghanistan

At least seven civilians are killed in a blast inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan. The overnight attack came shortly after a joint NATO Afghan operation in the area killed four Taliban fighters. A taliban spokesman said Americans used air strikes to attack the mosque, but coalition forces saius there was no use of airpower in the area. (SOUNDBITE) (Pashto) RESIDENT HAJI ROHULLAH SAYING: "All those people killed were either students or teachers. They were all civilians; there were no armed men here." NATO confirmed that a joint special forces team conducted a night raid in the area, and was aware of reports of an explosion once the team had left. NATO said no civilians were killed in the joint operation.

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