US-led forces have killed over 2,500 Afghan
civilians last year, according to official figures.
US-led forces in Afghanistan have killed many civilians in the southern province of Helmand amid public outrage over rising death tolls in the war-torn county, Afghan sources say.
Villagers in Baghran district of Helmand province reported that children and women were killed by the foreign troops.
Afghan officials have launched a probe into the deaths.
Thousands of civilians have also lost their lives either in US-led raids or in Taliban-led militancy across the violence-wracked country.
According to official figures, more than 2,500 civilians were killed in NATO operations last year, undermining support for the presence of US-led forces in the country.