Ganjabad and Gerani, AFGHANISTAN - 120 civilians were killed during a U.S. bombing, claims the Red Cross, marking the bloodiest episode since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. Red Cross members and and their family were also among the slain.
Official and unofficial counter-claims have been made varying from Taliban's use of human shields to Taliban commanders order the slaying of villagers and blaming it on the U.S. forces.
Last August, the U.N. claimed 90 civilians died in Azizabad (U.S. claimed the number to be 33). In recent demonstrations Afghani Police have shot and wounded local protesters, angry at the deaths.