British Forces Checking Report On Afghan Civilian DeathsNote that there is no Baghni district in Helmand. The district in question is Baghran.
KABUL, Jan 6 (Reuters) - NATO's British forces say they are checking a report that some civilians were killed during an operation against the Taliban insurgents...
The latest incident happened in Baghni [sic] district [Helmand province] on January 5 when, according to a provincial government source, five members of a family were killed in an operation by British forces.
No further details were given by the official... (link)
Other reports say the death toll was higher - some 11 civilians killed.
Update: Still other sources report an even higher death toll. The Afghan Islamic Press reported on January 7:
A member of Helmand provincial council in Baghran District, Haji Mohammad Khan Aqa, told Afghan Islamic Press today, 7 January, that the night before last, 5 to 6 January, the foreign forces killed 19 civilians in Baghran District. (via Lexis-Nexis)It was exactly a month ago that locals reported 10 dead civilians, including six women and two children, in a NATO operation in Helmand.